When I went to the garden I saw the manathakkali plant in full bloom. There were so many flowers, fruits and raw berries. My mom used to prepare puli kulambu with the berries. The greens are also used in dishes such as masiyal and poriyal. The plant has medicinal properties and the greens are used to treat mouth ulcers. I was very happy to see the berries and I at once brought a bowl and collected the berries. The berries in tamarind based gravy tastes absolutely delicious. The ripe berries can be relished as it is.
I will post the recipe for the gravy in my other blog soon.
The plant with the keerai and berries.
Green ones are used in gravy. The ripe berries look so pretty.
Collect all the berries.
Remove the stalk. You need a lot of patience for this work. The berries are delicate. So be soft while removing the stalk.Use it in gravy or store in fridge.
The recipe for Manathakkali Puli Kulambu is here