Manathakali is a fruit that grows in a plant that is quite popular in Southern India. Most of them can be found in the herb garden. The leaves of this plant are very nutritious,popular and are used as greens. Vathals are the sun dried versions of the fruits. 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.
1 cup cooked rice
1 onion sliced lengthwise
5 red chillies crushed
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
1/2 tsp chana dal
1 tsp manathakali vathal(add more if you prefer)
1-2 tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste
Heat oil in a pan add, chana dal, mustard and cumin seeds when they splutter add vathal when it gets roasted-which it will very fast, add curry leaves, crushed red chillies, onions, salt and stir till onions are cooked. Add the cooked rice stir to blend well all the ingredients. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and enjoy it hot.