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.


Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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