Manathakkali Vathal preparation | Milaguthakkali | மிளகு தக்காளி வத்தல்

Manathakkali vathal preparation | Milaguthakkali | மிளகு தக்காளி வத்தல் is a tasty vathal which we prepare, store and fry in oil during consumption.

Solanum nigrum is it’s botanical name which is called as “European black nightshade” and called as “manathakkali or milagu thakkali” in Tamil and as “makoy” in Hindi. These leaves and fruits are very helpful in curing stomach and mouth ulcers. You can also consume fresh fruits by preparing kuzhambu, or you can make Vathal and store for a long period. You can prepare this vathal when we get it abundantly from garden or market.

We have already prepared

Manathakkali vatha kuzhambu ,

fresh manathakkali kaai
Manathakkali Vathal preparation | Milaguthakkali | மிளகு தக்காளி வத்தல் – Ingredients:- 
  • Manathakkali kaai – 1 cup
  • Butter milk – 4 tblsp
  • Salt – 1 tblsp
Manathakkali Vathal preparation – Method of preparation:- 

1. Firstly when you purchase Manathakkali kaai in market, you will be getting ripened fruits mixed with it. (You can see black fruits in the photo above) Remove those black fruits and gather green ones together. Wash and pat dry using a cotton cloth without breaking the fruits.

ripened black fruits were removed and green ones were washed and dried

2. Secondly mix salt and butter milk in the ratio of 1:4 (1 cup of salt with 4 cups of buttermilk) in a bowl. Put manathakkali kaai and mix well. Close with a lid and keep it for 4-5 hours to marinate. If you wish to dry it at 11am, prepare this at 6am. (Early morning)

3. After 5 hours remove manathakkali kaai and spread it over a ceramic plate or any mat or ‘muram’ (do not use plastic plate) and keep it in sunlight till the evening.

after drying in sunlight for one day

4. Mean while close and keep the left out buttermilk in a container. In the evening take the dried fruits from sunlight and put it in the container with the remaining butter milk and mix well. Do not keep it open (you may get mosquitoes or flies in it) and do not close with a lid (you may get fungus). Tie the container using a muslin cloth or a tissue with a thread, so that air passes in and fruits will not be spoiled. Keep it over night.

Container tied wiith muslin cloth
Container tied wiith muslin cloth
Manathakkali Vathal preparation – Method of preparation:-

5. Again next day morning you can see buttermilk will be absorbed by the manathakkali. Spread it in the plate and dry in sunlight. All salt and buttermilk mix will be absorbed by the fruits in one or two days. Even after that dry them in sunlight for 4 to 5 days until it dries well.

Manathakkali Vathal preparation | Milaguthakkali | மிளகு தக்காளி வத்தல்
Manathakkali Vathal preparation | Milaguthakkali | மிளகு தக்காளி வத்தல் – manathakkali vathal

6. Finally store this vathal in a container and you can deep fry this vathal using little oil (because excess oil will turn dark and will be wasted)  You can serve this vathal as side dish along with curd rice. We can also prepare  Manathakkali vatha kuzhambu  with this Manathakkali Vathal.

Manathakkali Vathal preparation | Milaguthakkali | மிளகு தக்காளி வத்தல்
Ready to use – fried manathakkali vathal

Even more related recipes in my website are as follows:-

Preparation of midhukku vathal.

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