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2 tbsps dried manathakali vathal
1 ripe tomato finely chopped
2 tbsp shakti vathkulambu powder
1 tbsp cayenne powder
1 cup tamarind extract water
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp coconut milk if preferred
1 tbsp sesame oil
Salt as per taste
Heat oil in a deep pan and add mustard,cumin seeds and curry leaves.Add the dried manathakali and quickly add the chopped tomatoes.Add the spice powders,salt and tamarind water.Cook for 10 minutes and add coconut milk if preferred and cook for another 3 minutes and enjoy it with rice.
Manathakali is a tiny fruit.The plant it grows on is widely used as a green and is very nutricious.It was one of my favorites as a child.We had it in our garden.