The Vathal Variety- Manathakkali Vathal
Manathakkali in Tamil is known as Black Nightshade Berry in English. The name might sound new to most of you as it was popular in the olden days, yet perfect to add a pinch of authenticity to every meal. Vathal, the summer special preparation is well known to all, like the sun-dried fruit or vegetable, which is used for primary consumption as well as an ingredient to side dishes. The Manathakkalis are sun-dried to the best, to ensure crispness and preservation throughout the year.
Health benefits accompanied by the fruit
The whole plant of Manathakkali itself has medicinal properties. The Manathakkali Keerai, which is the leaf of the plant, is also used in cooking. They also have the capability for acting as a solution to digestion problems. The Keerai is also used to make delicious soups that act as an immunity booster.
Without Salt- hence customizable
This particular Manathakkali Vathal arrives in saltless form and hence can be used accordingly as per the recipes for preparation. You can add salt, or spice, or sprinkle pepper, as per your taste and enjoy the Vathal with no regret.
Also, for the popular Vathal Kuzhambu, the Manathakkali Vathal can be used by adding and preparing it to perfection. The taste is considered to be a mixture as it packs almost all the flavors when added to the gravy.
The easiest way to serve
Simply fry with little oil and serve it as a side dish for a crisp!
Authentic Vathal Varieties at Mylapore Ganapathy’s
Available with and without salt, we offer several Vathal varieties like Narthangai Vathal, Paavakai Vathal, Mango Vathal, and many more!