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Blacknight shade is a wonderful greens plant that grows about two meters height and its fruits are known as wonder cherry or sunberry. It spreads all around and the stem and leaves are very soft natured. In Tamil, it is known by the people as 'MANATHAKKALI KEERAI/KARUNJUKKUTTY KEERAI'. In Hindi, it is known as ' MAKOI. 

Its botanical name is 'Solanum Nigrum'.

The minerals present in black nightshade are niacin, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Vitamin C is the only mineral that is present in high quantity. 

With regard to the health benefits of Manathakkali greens, it is a healing herb. It reduces the heat of the body and prevent diseases caused by the sun heat. is is the best medicinal values for acne, eczema and psoriais
The fruits and leaves are the most excellent appetizers.

It treats peptic ulcers, colitis and flatulence. 

Weekly twice, it is recommended in regular meals.

Let us check the method of making Manathakkali keerai stew:


Manathakkali ke…


Finger millet, is rich in calcium and iron. It has  considerable fiber contents. There are various versions in our kitchen. Out of them, Ragi aval upma is an easy one and super tasteful. Even though the Ragi aval upma is not much appealing, its nutrient quotient is high.

How to cook Ragi aval upma?

Finger millet aval 200 gms ( available in departmental stores and any grocery stores) Hot water one cup Salt to taste Half spoon of sesame oil Cooking oil one tablespoon Bellary onion one chopped  Curry leaves one sprig Green chillies three Mustard seeds one spoon Moong dal one spoon Shredded ginger one spoon
Bring to boil one cup of water with salt and sesame oil. Pour the boiled water into the finger millet aval. Mix well. set aside. Heat the wok with cooking oil. Add mustard seeds.  Let the seeds be spluttered. Add onions, green chillies, curry leaves and shredded ginger. Saute until the onions turn translucent. Immediately transfer the finger millet aval into the tempering wok. Saute we…