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Manathakkaali Vathal Kuzhambu


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Manathakkaali Vathal Kuzhambu

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Serves: 3

Ingredients: (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Sweet Tamarind Water – 1/2 cup (Squeezed from a 3 ” pc sweet tamarind)
  • Dried unsalted Manathakkaali/Black Nightshade – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 5
  • Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

To Dry roast and grind:

  • Channa dhal – 1/2 tbsp
  • Black pepper – 3/4 tsp
  • Toor dhal – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tsp

Get Started:

  • Dry roast and grind the ingredient given under “To roast and grind” into a fine powder and mix it with tamarind water.
  • To the mixture, add tamarind water, turmeric powder, salt, and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds and manathakkali vathal.
  • Saute it in low flame till the seeds pop and the vathal is nicely fried.
  • Then add curry leaves, asafoetida and saute for few seconds in low flame.
  • Add tamarind mixture, 1 cup water(or as needed to make a semi-gravy consistency) and mix well.
  • Cook it covered on low flame till the raw smell turns aromatic.
  • Switch off the stove and garnish it with finely chopped cilantro.

Yummy Manathakkaali Vathal kuzhambu is ready!

Enjoy it on a rainy day with plain rice!


3 thoughts on “Manathakkaali Vathal Kuzhambu

    1. Sweet tamarind is a type of tamarind which has both sweet and sour taste. Just to show you how it will look, I am sharing this link. But it is actually only $3 or Rs.250 in India.

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