Manathakkali Vathal Curry Recipe


  • manathakkali vathal – 3-4 tblsp
  • Sambhar Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Tamarind – gooseberry sized ball
  • Channa dal – 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Sesame Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Preparation Method:

  1. Start by soaking the tamarind in 1 cup of water for 5-10 minutes. Then extract the pulp.
  2. Now heat a wok and add 2 tbsp oil then add mustard seeds, wait till it starts crackling then add the channa dal and fenugreek.
  3. When channa dal turns brown, then add dry red chillie and asafetida and curry leaves.
  4. Add Turkey berry (manathakkali vathal) and sauté for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Now add the sambhar powder and cook for half a minute.
  6. Now add salt along with tamarind pulp. Now cook it for the next 15 minutes on low flame.
  7. When the gravy gets thickened and oil gets separated and adds fresh curry leaves and switch off the flame.


  1. Serve the gravy hot with rice, chapatti, paratha.
  2. You can also make this curry with other vegetable of your choice like drumstick, brinjal, bitter gourd etc
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Manathakkali Vathal Curry Recipe

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