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manathakkali vathal kulambu

sunberry and tamarind papad curry
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/8 tsp split urad dal
  • 10-12 cloves garlic
  • 2 dry red chilli - broken
  • 2 tbsp sunberries dried(manathakkali vathal)
  • 1 cup tamarind extract
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder
  • 1 small rice papad
  • 1/2 tsp jaggery


  • heat oil in a pan, drop asafoetida and saute till aroma arises
  • pop in mustard seeds and when it pops, add little bit of fenugreek seeds
  • further, add urad dal split, garlic cloves,  Red chillies, manathakkali vathal and fry for a minute after which add tamarind water. 
  • add salt to taste and let it boil.
  • furthermore, add sambar powder and mix well.
  • roast papad in stovetop until crisp. crush the roasted papad into the curry
  • serve hot with rice and ghee