Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dried Manathakali Pulusu/Dried Blacknightshade Pulusu

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Manathakali is a fruit that grows in a plant that is quite popular in Southern India.Most of theme them can be found in the herb garden.The leaves of this plant are very popular and are used as greens.I made pulusu with the fruits that have been sun dried.My mom sent a lot of them from India.I use them quite often since it can be made quickly and also has a great flavor.I haven't seen these in the Indian groceries but they can get them if requested.More information on this fruit can be found here.
Ingredients
2 tsp dried manathakali
1/4 cup finely chopped onions-optional
1/4-1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
Tamarind grape size-extract water-adjust to the heat
2 tsp hot cayenne powder
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp thick coconut Milk
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Chopped cilantro leaves
Curry leaves
Salt
3 tbsp sesame oil

Method
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard and cumin seeds when it splutters add manathakali stir well and quickly add onions and cook till onions are translucent.Add tomatoes and stir cook for few more mins till the tomatoes are nicely mashed.Add cayenne,coriander,salt and turmeric powder.Stir to blend well then add tamarind extract,plain water and let cook for few minutes.Add coconut milk,chopped cilantro leaves and cook till the pulusu thickens a bit.Enjoy hot with rice.
Note-Cayenne and coriander powder can be substituted with machine milled chilli,coriander powder.

21 comments:

Priya said...

Sutta appalamkuda intha kuzhambu saapita..makes me hungry..

Satya said...

pulusu looks excellent....
Super Yummy Recipes

kitchen queen said...

delicious and tangy pulusu.

Umm Mymoonah said...

I never knew the english name for manathakali, looks very yummy.

Ms.Chitchat said...

I normally prepare 'Vathakuzhambu' with manathakaali, ur version sounds interesting.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Chala bagaundi!

Priya Sreeram said...

this is a lovely recipe pushpa-have never used manathakali except in vatta kuzhambu, this looks swell !

Kairali sisters said...

That looks fabulous, i never really cooked with marathakkali, but used to eat it raw...

divya said...

Nice click ...looks super delicious ..

Harika's Kitchen said...

Sounds good and looks cool...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love and miss manathakkali a lot... Appalam/fryums are a great side for these.. yummy pulusu...

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks really delicious

Rachu said...

Dint know about this pulusu.. nice dark colored and tangy pulusu..

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That's a new fruit, never heard of it before, but love the color of your pulusu, looks so tempting :)

Shanavi said...

Love this vatha kulambu...I need aplaam along with this..

Swathi said...

Nice colr,love manthakali missing them

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

I never heard of this fruit but the pulusu looks slurpy and delicious :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

I can binge on it right away with just bowl of rice, looks delicious!

Rookie Qookie said...

reminds me of my hostel days especially Tuesday menu..hehe :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Gayu said...

This kuzhambu with arisi appalam makes a yummy combo!

Gayu
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

jeyashrisuresh said...

mouthwatering.craving for this now

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