Manathakali Kai Masiyal / Black Nightshade Berries Chutney

Manathakali Kai Masiyal / Black Nightshade Berries Chutney

Manithakali Masiyal:(Country Style)


Black nightshade berries 1 cup
Thoor Dal 1 small cup
Green chilies 6
Garlic 6-7 beads
Onion 1 medium
Tomatoes 1-2
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon
Oil few spoons.

For Seasoning:

Thallipu Vadagam 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 1 pinch
Peppercorns 2
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Dry red chilies 1
Urad dal 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Sesame oil few spoons.


Wash and clean the berries.

Cook thuvar dal in a pressure cooker till tender. Set aside.

In a wide wok, heat oil. Add chilies, garlic, onion and tomatoes. Fry them real good.

Then followed by berries. Add salt and turmeric to it.

Add a cup of water and cook them tender.

When they are almost done…add 1/4 of tamarind water.

Remove them from stove(make sure there is not more water). Now coarsely grind them in a mann-chatti/blender. Then add cooked thoor dal and blend once again.

In a separate pan, heat oil. Add seasoning items. Run this seasoning over the masiyal made above.

Serve warm to go with your steamed rice.


12 Responses so far.

  1. Masiyal looks yummy ! I have tried manathakkali keerai but cooking with the fruit sounds interesting !

  2. says:

    Very interesting chutney , colur looks amazing .Never tried this fruit/veg before.

  3. Very new to me.. looks awesome !!

  4. Kurinji says:

    Healthy masiyal and new to me. Bookmarked n thanks for sharing…
    Happy New Year!

  5. sangeeta says:

    This is interesting . I never thought of having these berries cooked .. some bushels of this berry grow in my garden n i let a few of them grow and snack on the black or red ripe fruits by themselves. You have used raw fruits and thus should be an interesting dish…they are good for health i know..

  6. Priya says:

    Wat a healthy masiyal..thanks for sharing..

  7. Akila says:

    manathakkali keerai masiyal than theriyum… this is new to me…

  8. wow, new main ingredient, new process, new recipe. Amazing looking. Sounds interesting.

  9. Jisha says:

    something new to me…recipe seems to be interesting…

  10. Manathakali is very healthy. Nice use of it. Good to get fresh ones.

  11. This is so new to me ,…looks very healthy :)

  12. Anonymous says:

    very nice recipe..yumm
    where do you get the manathakkali?

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