SUNBERRY GREEN AND DALL CURRY (MANATHAKKALI KEERAI PARUPPU KOOTU ) AND RASAM COMBO

These greens are called as manathakkali keerai in Tamil nadu and have many English names i.e., blacknight shade, sunberry, and wonder cherry. The botanical name is Solanum nigrum.
We do love the porials and kootu and many cuisines with these leaves and green raw fruits and inky black berries.

Medicinal values:

The leaves give strength to muscles and improve the vision
They reduce the urinary infections.
They have the best medicinal quality..to cure mouth ulcer and all ulcers of digestive system wonderfully.




Ingredients :

Toor dal one cup cooked with a pinch of turmeric.
Manathakkali keerai chopped two cups
coconut grates one cup
cumin seeds one spoon
garlic three pulses
onion pieces half cup
green chillies two or three
curry leaves one cup chopped
cooking oil one tablespoon
mustard seeds
turmeric one pinch

PROCEDURE

Heat the cooking oil in a vessel.
Add mustard seeds to splutter
Add onions,  gren chillies, curry leaves.
Add a pinch of turmeric.
Add manathakkali keerai pieces.
Allow to cook for a while with little salt.
Add the cooked dal smashed and one cup of water.
Add required salt.
Grind the coconut grates, cumin seeds, and garlic pulses into a paste.
Add into the cooked greens and dal.
Saute to mix well.
Allow it to boil for a second.
Remove from the flame.

Rasam:

The cooked dal will be divided into two portions i.e.,.3:1 proportionately.
Grind the roasted cumin seeds and
pepper seeds into a coarse powder.
Add garlic grates.
Heat a cooking gingelly oil.
Add mustard seeds
Add curry leaves, and red chillies broken
Sim the flame.
Add asafoetida one pinch.
Add the thick extract of tamarind and boiled tomato.
Add salt and jaggery.
Allow it to boil.
Add dal mixed water.
Allow it to boil.
Rasam is also ready.

Serve the Manathakkali kootu and rasam combo with hot rice.

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