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Manathakkali keerai thanni saaru

I love Manathakkali. Both my mum and my MIL does this very often as they get this from their backyard. When we are in school we used to fight for the fruit from it too..My mum does lot of dishes with it. Most of the time I do only mannathakkali kootu. Recently I have started making thogayal with it also. Kids love it also.

Manathakkali Keerai - 1 bunch (When taken leaves it is about 2 cups)
Coconut milk - 1 cup (I have used thin one. If you are using thick one you can reduce the qty)
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Small Onion /Shallots - 7-9 (peel and slice it thinly)
Green Chillies - 2
Roasted gram dhal powder - 1 teaspoon (make it to powder)
Salt per taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Water as required


Heat the kada and add oil. When oil is hot add onion, green chillies and cumin seeds. Fry till onion is cooked. Add keerai and water and let the keerai cooked. Add coconut milk and mix well. Let it boil for 20 sec. Add roasted gram dhal powder and mix well. Cook for another 2 mins. 
Switch off and serve hot with rice

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  1. It looks so delicious,nice presentation.

  2. love this side, nice flavors going on. do visit me too.

  3. will love to have this super healthy stew with some warm rice and appalams,yummm :-)

  4. healthy and looking yummy too...

  5. Such an easy & healthy charu.. I miss those yummy & healthy ingredients here !

  6. like ur version.. so yum..

  7. எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடித்த தண்ணி சாறு,சூப்பரா இருக்கு...

  8. Manathakkali Keerai ... pls give hindi version and where can I get it easily in mumbai - santacruz area

    1. Mako/ Makoi, Makoh I got this from Google so give it a try

    2. Moushumi I live in Vashi. Any Shop that sells South Indian stuff will be able to give you manathakkali. just ask by its name. these are generally dried berries of the plant. We do not find the leaves commonly here. So I just rub the dried fruits gently to release the tiny seeds within. I justsowed them into a pot and now I have a few plants that are giving me leaves as well as berries. In case you are not inclined to grow them then you can simply fry the dried ones from the shop and add to your regular Dal tastes equally good. .. Indu

  9. simple and healthy dish..miss this keerai in my place

  10. i hv heard abt i but not tried it.. shd try tis looks good

  11. My MIL makes this for mouth ulcers. Its a good remedy :) Nice post !

  12. I love this curry. can have a large bowl of rice just with this curry

  13. Ohhhh mouth watering!!!!!!thanx for the recipe


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