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Cranberry Pickle Video Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Learn to make spicy Cranberry pickle Kalakai thokku recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Sangeetha Priya
  • Cranberry - 1 Cup
  • Mustard Seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 3/4 Tbsp
  • Sesame Oil - 2 Tbsp
  1. Soak Cranberries for 30 minutes and wash 3-4 times as needed.
  2. Pat dry over kitchen towel, later cut them into halves.
  3. In a pan dry roast ingredients for the thokku.
  4. First add methi seeds followed by mustard seeds.
  5. Add salt and then paprika/ red chili powder / chili flakes (I used both).
  6. Remove from flame and let it cool completely.
  7. I use cast iron in most cooking even after switch off the gas it retains the heat and cooks the stuff, so take care and not to burn the stuff.
  8. Powder the dry fried ingredients once its cooled down completely.
  9. Add Gingelly/ Sesame oil to the pan.
  10. Temper mustard seeds when it crackles add chopped cranberries.
  11. Saute in medium flame for 2-4 minutes and in between mash it with the ladle.
  12. Once it comes to pickle consistency add powdered stuff.
  13. Cook in low flame for another 3-4 minutes.
  14. Once cooled down do store in air tight container for future use.
  15. I have served this thokku with veg fried rice.
  16. Another day we had it with millet mini idlis (recipe soon)
  17. Also for my younger one I made waffles out of this pickle .
  18. Will post the Cranberry Waffle recipe next.