For those who don't know what these vathal look like.... the big ones in this pic are sundakkai/turkey berry and small ones are manathakkali/blacknight shade

I love garlic so does my hubby :) that too... in karakuzhambu....Yummy....there will a bigggg fight for the garlic in karakuzhambu heheee :)

1)Tamarind - lemon size
2)vatral (dried manalthakkali /Black night shade or sundaikai /Turkey berry-accrd to ur need
3) Asefotida- for seasoning
4)Methi/vendhayam-for seasoning
5)Mustard-for seasoning
6)Oil (gingelly oil will taste good)-2 to 3tbs
7)sambhar powder/chilli powder - accrd to taste
8)Salt- accrd to taste
9)Water- soak tamarind
10)Garlic- 1 or 2 bulbs


1)Soak tamarind in enough water and take the extract.
2) Fry the vathal in oil and keep it seperately.
3)Heat oil and season with Mustard, Methi and Asefotida.
4)Add the fried vathal with this.
5)Add the tamrind extract(thick) along with salt and sambar or chilli powder .
6)Boil till the oil oozes to the top .
7)Serve with hot rice.

NOTE:In india both manathakkali and sundakkai are considered to have medicinal values.


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