April 13, 2018

Manathakkali Leaves & Green Pepper Chutney / Black Night Shades Leaves & Green Pepper Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 68 / #100chutneys


This unique combination of chutney using Black night shade leaves and fresh green pepper gives a flavourful, refreshing and spicy chutney which pairs perfectly with curd rice. Black night shade leaves are called Manathakkali keerai in Tamil which is an excellent home remedy for stomach related problems and mouth ulcer. Chewing few of these leaves give a great relief from mouth ulcer. These leaves are popularly used  in a Saru which is prepared using coconut and onion. The addition of green pepper gives a spicy taste and also gives a refreshing flavour to the chutney. The spicy taste is balanced by the addition of raw mangoes and coconut. This can also be served with Dosa. Adjust the quantity of raw mango according to the sour taste of it.


Ingredients :

2 Tsp Oil 
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera 
1/2 Cup Black Night Shades Leaves / Manathakali Keerai
4 Tbsp Fresh Green Pepper 
5 Garlic pods
1/2 Cup Coconut, grated 
4 - 5 Tbsp Mango, finely chopped ( Adjust according to the sour taste of Mango ) 
Salt to taste 

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds followed by garlic pods.

Saute and add green pepper followed by the grated coconut, mango and black night shades leaves.

Cook, cool and grind into a fine paste by adding salt and water.

Transfer the prepared chutney to a bowl and serve.


Serving Options :

Serve with Curd rice.



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