Saturday, 23 July 2016


Manjal karisalanganni is a wonderful herb and used in preparing hair oil for abundant hair growth and strength. It is named botanically as " Eclipta prostrata".
We can make kootu or thuvayal and consume. It has potential qualities such as
It acts as a best liver tonic. Cures jaundice.
It is beneficial for skin problems and eye diseases i.e night blindness.
It is a detoxifying agent and destroys worms in intestine.
It is used as a best hair tonic by concentrating the coconut oil and fenugreek seeds and the coarse paste of theses leaves.
It improves memory.
It boosts nervous system and brain.

We should try to get these saplings or seeds wherever available and grow in our home garden and use and avail its enormous benefits through food and oil.


Manjal karisalanganni leaves three cups chopped.
Pressure cooked masoor dal two cups
Cumin seeds one spoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Shallots chopped half cup
Green chillies two
Curry leaves one sprig
Tomato half one
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Salt as needed


Wash the leaves three times.
Heat the wok with sesame oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to splutter
Add shallots, green chillies, curry leaves.
Saute for a minute.
Add leaves and saute a while until the leaves shrink.
Add turmeric.
Saute again.
Add half of the tomato.
Transfer the cooked dal and adjust the consistency with one cup of water.
Add needed salt.
Cook for five minutes until the leaves cooked.
Switch off the flame.
Rub the cumin seeds with your palms and add.

Your manjal karisalanganni plus dal kootu is ready. It gives pleasant flavour and an extraordinary taste with hot steamed rice and a spoon of ghee.

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