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Health Benefits of Chintakaya Thokku

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Chintakaya Thokku ! Our traditional Chintakaya Thokku has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Chintakaya Thokku and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Chintakaya Thokku lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Chintakaya Thokku maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Calories: 287

  • Fat: 0.7g

  • Sodium: 34 mg

  • Carbohydrates: 75g

  • Fiber: 6.1g

  • Sugars: 46.6g

  • Protein: 3.4g

  • Potassium: 754mg

  • Vitamin C: 4.2mg

  • Tamarind has micronutrients called polyphenols that can help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular issues.
  • It is loaded with magnesium which can help lower blood cholesterol and pressure levels thereby it promotes heart health.
  • Antioxidants present in tamarind remove free radicals and prevent oxidative damage.
  • Garlic is one of the best options to boost the immune system. The vitamins and other nutrients help with curing common illnesses. Regular consumption of a significant amount of garlic may also help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer.
  • Antioxidants in garlic support brain health and help in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.


  • A very similar pickle of Andhra Pradesh is known as Chintakaya Pachadi is prepared with raw tamarind.
  • India is the largest producer of tamarind in the world. It is originally from Africa but is widely cultivated in India and Latin America.
  • The name tamarind is derived from Arabic and it means ‘Date of India‘. It is also popularly called Tamarindus.
  • Tamarind is commonly used in Asian cuisines and traditional medicines.
  • Tamarind is very versatile, from cold drinks and condiments to main dishes it goes well with both sweet and savory and is beneficial in many ways. It is included in home remedies for many illnesses.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant quantity of one or two tablespoons of Chintakaya Thokku can be consumed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It is perfect for lunchtime alongside curd rice.

Eat along with:

  • It can be eaten alongside lunch or tiffin varieties

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • It is advisable to eat in moderation.

Story/History of recipe

Raw Tamarind is one of the common ingredients in Indian pickles. Its pulp acts as a pickling agent and gives the sour flavor. While most Indian pickles have spiciness as the dominant flavor, All the ingredients combine together and give a nice twist of flavors. It is one of the common pickles that is prepared and stored in Indian households. Similar to sweet and sour Green Tamarind Pickle, tamarind and ginger pickle is also popular in South India.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    The following are the ingredients needed to prepare Chintakaya Thokku,

    • Chintakaya - 2 KG
    • Turmeric Powder- 4 Tablespoons
    • Salt as required( Approximately Half KG )
    • Garlic - 4 to 5
    • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
    • Fenugreek seeds - 1 teaspoon
    • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
    • chilli - 4 to 5
    • Asafoetida / Hing - ¼ teaspoon

    Preparation Steps

    1. Take two kilos of Chintakaya Thokku, rinse well with water and air dry them completely.
    2.  Clean stone mortar pestle with dry cloth.
    3. Now roughly crush the tamarind with salt and turmeric in batches.
    4.  Store them in an airtight container and leave for 3 days.
    5.  On the third day again crush them to get a smooth texture and remove the seeds of Chintakaya /raw tamarind. Mix thoroughly and store in a ceramic pickle jar. Now the Chintakaya Thokku is ready.
    6. Whenever required, take a few tbsp of Chintakaya Thokku add chillies,Garlic  prepare the Chintakaya Thokku, pachadi freshly . Give tadka by adding Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds,Cumin seeds and Asafoetida / Hing
    7. This Chintakaya Thokku can be used to make other pachadis like dosakaya Green Chintakaya Thokku. Instead of chinta pandu we can use Chintakaya Thokku.
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