Saturday, November 3, 2018

Milagu thakkali kuzhambu

Milagu thakkali kuzhambu(Sun berry gravy)

A green tiny fruit  called milagu thakkali(sun berry) from the greens manathakkali keerai has natural healing properties for ulcers like the leaves. This is cooked with garlic, tamarind and spices to make a tangy flavoured curry that can be served over  Rice.


Milagu thakkali      - 1 cup
shallots                   - 1 cup
garlic                      -10-12 cloves
tamarind                 -1 lemon sized ball
salt                          -to taste
chili powder            -11/2 tsp
cumin powder         -11/2 tsp
turmeric                  -1/4 tsp

oil                           - 3tbsp(sesame oil)

To Temper:

sesame oil              - 100 ml
mustard seeds         -1/2 tsp
urad dhal                 -1/2 tsp
fenugreek seeds      -1/2 tsp

Preparation time:30 min
Cooking time     :15 min


  • Soak tamarind (1 lemon sized ball) in  a cup of water for 30 minutes.Take tamarind juice out of it and discard the waste .
  • Discard the stem of milagu thakkali and wash it thoroughly

  • In a blender grind the shallots into a coarse paste.

  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Then temper with urad dhal and fenugreek seeds

  • Add the washed milagu thakkali to it and saute well in oil for 2 minutes

  • add adequate salt,chili powder and turmeric and fry for few seconds.

  • Put the garlic cloves to it and saute for another 2 minutes

  • Now put the blend shallots paste.

  • Follow it with tamarind juice and another 3/4 cup of water to it.

  • When it starts boiling sprinkle cumin powder to it and cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

  • Once the pressure goes off open the lid check it for consistency.
  • Serve hot with steamed Rice.

Serves   :4

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