Green Apple Thokku – Green Apple Pickle

December 11, 2018 Pickles  4 comments

Pickle varieties are always welcome at home. This Green Apple Thokku/Pickle is an instant pickle variety to pair perfectly with a bowl of curd rice. I paired it with almost everything, like chapathi, dosa, upma, khichdi & even bread. Just spread a small amount and top it with your favourite veggies and cheese. It would be Yumm!! Do check my all time favourite Tomato Thokku recipe HERE! 🙂 Video Recipe!

Here is the video..


Now to the recipe..


Green Apple Thokku My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time-15 mins]

Green Apple Thokku Ingredients:

  • Green Apple – 4
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Roasted Musard & Fenugreek powder – 2 tsp (see tips)


Green Apple Thokku My Magic Pan



  • Take the 4 green apples and wash them well. Pat dry with a kitchen towel. Discard the seeds and chop them roughly.


  • Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard seed followed by asafoetida. Add the chopped green apple and mix. Add salt, chilli powder & turmeric powder. Mix well again.


  • It will get cooked very quickly, say in about 3-5 mins. Mix well. Another couple of mins and it will turn mushy. This stage is perfect for this thokku.


  • Finally add the roasted mustard/fenugreek powder and mix well. Cook for a couple of mins until oil oozes out. Switch off.



Thats it! Instant Green Apple Thokku ready!

Let it cool completely and store it in a glass bottle.


Green Apple Thokku My Magic Pan



  1. Dry roast (separately) – mustard until it crackles and fenugreek seeds until u get a nice aroma. Cool and grind it into a powder. Roasted mustard & fenugreek powder ready.
  2. U can add a tbsp of crushed jaggery or sugar finally before switching off.
  3. Add some more oil if you are going to preserve this pickle.
  4. Stays good for upto a month in the fridge.
  5. Use a clean, dry spoon everytime to maintain shelf life.


Green Apple Thokku My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

4 comments to Green Apple Thokku – Green Apple Pickle

  • amrita roy  says:

    tongue tickling

  • kalingkaswari subramaniam  says:

    hi sis.. may i knw can keep in room temprature.. anad last for hw long.. is it can expaired fast.. waiting for ur answer…

    • Sundari Nathan  says:

      Sorry for the late reply. Must stay good in room temperature for 2-3 days.

  • Sheethal  says:


    Lovely recipe.

    Can you please tell
    > What is the quantity of apple in grams?
    > What is the mustard to fenugreek ratio for the powder?

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