Manathakkali/Black nightshade is one such herb that has vanished from our kitchen. Both plants and berries have high medicinal properties. Manathakkali is rich in riboflavin, calcium, iron, and vitamin C. It is a cure for constipation and urinary infection.
Manathakkali Vathal is sun-dried and salted berries that are easy to store for longer duration. Using Manathakkali vathal, a lip-smacking spicy tangy kuzhambu is prepared. This no onion/garlic vathal should be part of your food for its nutritional and medicinal benefits.
In the traditional days whenever these berries were available, the elder’s sun dried it and made vathals