Saturday 25 June 2016

Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal Recipe/Black Night Shade Keerai Thuvaiyal Recipe/Healthy Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal with step by step photos

Today I am going to share with you all a very healthy and a different thuvaiyal recipe which not many people are aware of. I have already shared the benefits of manathakkali keerai earlier. Do check it out in Manathakkali Keerai Thanni recipeManathakkali Keerai Kootu  which I have posted earlier. This keerai has numerous health benefits and cures ulcer and acidity problems. For today, I made Thuvaiyal with this keerai, you can add it to plain white rice and have it with pappad or you can also serve it as side dish for idlis, dosas or chapathis. Another lovely way to make your kids eat this thuvaiyal is, spread it on bread slices, arrange more vegetables and serve them healthy and tasty sandwiches. Meanwhile do not forget to check out other keerai/greens recipes here. & Keerai Varieties with recipes here

Here’s how to make Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal recipe with step by step photos…


Manathakkali Keerai
2 cups tightly packed
Dry Red Chillies
Urad Dal
2 tbsp
Kadalai Paruppu/Bengalgram dal
2 tbsp
1  big finely chopped
Garlic cloves
6 Pieces
One small amla size ball
As needed
2 tsp

For Tempering

2 tsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Urad Dal
1 tsp
Dry red Chilli
1 or 2
Curry Leaves
Preparation Time: 5 minutes                              Recipe Category: Main Course/Side dish
Cooking Time: 10 minutes                                    Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India
Makes: One big cup
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Other Manathakkali Keerai Recipes

Meanwhile do not forget to check out other keerai/greens recipes here. & Keerai Varieties with recipes here


Manathakkali Keerai

Clean the manathakkali keerai and wash the leaves thoroughly atleast 3 -4 times and drain the water.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a kadai, add urad dal, Bengal gram dal, dry red chillies and fry until dals turn to light brown colour.

Now add finely chopped onion, garlic and saute until the onions turn golden brown colour. Add little salt when you saute the onions, for it to cook faster.

Add the tamarind and saute for 30-40 seconds.

Now add the coconut pieces and saute for about a minute.

Add the washed manathakkali keerai , salt and saute until it gets cooked. Now switch off the stove and let it cool.

Add everything to the mixer and make a smooth paste. Then transfer the manathakkali keerai to a serving bowl.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, dry red chilli, curry leaves and fry for few seconds.

Transfer the tempering to the thuvaiyal.

Yes, delicious, healthy and tempting Manathakkali Keerai Thuvaiyal is ready to be enjoyed.

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