Mathathakkali is called as black night shade both the leaves of this plant and berries are used to treat ulcer in natural medicine
These dried berries are slightly bitter in taste but it has lots of medicinal value and is used in traditional medicine.
This powder is mixed with rice along with a dash of ghee or sesame oil and given especially in the postpartum period as it has healing property.Here is the recipe........................
|Manathathakkali Vatral/dried berries||1/4cup|
|Channa dhal/kadala paruppu||1tbs|
|Urad dhal/uluttham paruppu||1tbs|
|Asafoetida/perungayam||a generous pinch|
Dry roast the red chilly,channa dhal,urad dhal,black pepper and cumin seeds in a medium flame in a pan.Then add the vatral and roast till it becomes crisp.
Store it in an air tight container.
- This powder stays fresh and flavorful for 2 weeks.
- Adding ghee or sesame oil is very important to reduce the bitterness and can be eaten only with hot rice.
- The spicy level of this powder is mild for the given red chillies but can be increased to personal preference.