Saturday, December 18, 2010

Manathakkali Chutney/ Manathakkali thogayal

This chutney is a special dish in kongunadu places and it is very common here in all kitchens.
Ingredients:

Small onion - 1 cup

Red chillies - 2

Curry leaves - few

Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Dhaniya seeds/ Powder - 2 tbsp

Manathakkali leaves - 2 to 3 cups

Oil - 1 tbsp

Tamarind - small lemon size

Salt

Method:

1. In a kadai, add manathakkali leaves and fry in a slow flame. When all the water evaporates from the leaves, add 1/2 tsp oil at the end and cook it for 2 min.

2. Remove from fire and keep it aside.

3. In the same kadai, add small onions, red chillies and curry leaves and oil 1 tbsp and fry till the onion boils well in slow flame.

4. When onion boiled, add jeera nd coriander powder and cook it in low flame for 2 min.

5. Cool it and add tamarind, salt along with this and grind to a fine paste.

6. Goes well with rice, ghee rice..

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