Saturday, August 14, 2010

Manathakali Puli Kulambu

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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
Curry Leaves
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.


Kiran said...

Dear Pushpa,

This kulambu looks very delicious.Can we get Manathakali Vathal in USA?If so please let me know by what name they are available here.

Pushpa said...

Thanks Kiran.I am not sure if we can find them in the Indian stores here Kiran,but you could request them to get it for you.When we used to live in NJ,I did find the greens that manathakali grows in at some of the 'you pick farms'.

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