Manathakkali Vathal

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Manathakkali Vathal is a popular South Indian delicacy. The green manathakkali berries are sun-dried and then mixed with pickled using curd and salt. It is rich in vitamins and helps in curing stomach ailments, cold and cough. Manathakkali Vathal Sambar is a very delicious dish made using this.

Manathakkali Vathal


  • Green Manathakkali – 1 kg
  • Salt  as required
  • Thick Curd – 2 cups


  1. Soak the manathakali seeds in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water well.
  3. Spread the seeds in a cloth or a plate and dry it under sunlight for 2 days.
  4. Wait till it changes its colour.
  5. Take a bowl, add the curd, salt and the dried manathakali and soak overnight.
  6. Next day, Spread the soaked manathakali in a plate and dry it for 2 to 3 days.
  7. This manathakali would be good for 3 months.


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