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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

MILAGU MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU

MILAGU MANATHAKKALI VATHAL KUZHAMBU
This Kuzhambu is very good during the period after delivery as it is good for the digestive system. This recipe does not use much Toor Dal which cause gases and is generally avoided during the post partum period. Manathakkali has excellent healing properties.

Ingredients
Coriander seeds - 2 tbsps
Toor dal - 2 tbsps
Black peppercorns - 2 tsps
Red Chillies – 1-2 (as per taste)
Asafetida – a pinch
Tamarind – a lemon size ball soaked in water
Manathakkali Vathal – 2 tbsps fried
Salt as per taste
Curry leaves –a sprig
Oil – 1 tbsp

Method
Fry the Manathakkali vathals separately and keep aside. Fry the Coriander seeds, toor dal, red chillies and peppercorns in a little amount of oil and grind it in a mixie. In a pan, put in the grounded paste, add tamarind juice, add the fried Manathakkali vathals, curry leaves, a pinch of asafetida and salt as per taste. Add some water. Let it boil. Cook until the raw smell is gone. Simmer for a few more minutes and serve hot with Rice and ghee.
Paruppu Thogayal made with Moong dal tastes good with rice and this kuzhambu.

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