Manathakkali keerai thanni saru

Manathakkali Keerai – has lot of vitamins in it. It is good for mouth & stomach ulcers.


Medium sized bunch of manatha thakkali keerai
10 small onions chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp grated coconut
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds


Wash the keerai and drain the water.Grind the grated coconut with fenugreek seeds in mixie into a fine paste by adding enough water.Heat the oil in a kadai,add the cumin seeds.Once it cracks, add the small onion ,tomato and green chilli,fry them for a while.Add the keerai ,salt,coconut paste,a cup of water at this stage and cook it for 5 mins.Once the keerai cooked very soft,transfer it into a serving bowl.The saru is almost watery like rasam,but very tasty.We can have it with hot rice.

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  1. says

    Dear Prema, interesting version to cook the greens, could u pls mention the amount of fenugreek seeds, I guess that got skipped out.take care.

  2. says

    Thanks kiran for ur valuable comments and iam sure will send my entry to ur event.I think the english name of the manathakkali keerai is blacknight shade.Will chk if any other also will let u know.

  3. says

    This is a completely new vegetable and dish for me. Grateful if you could let me have an English name for it. Also any website links about it as I am very interested.


  4. says

    சத்தான குறிப்பு,என்னுடைய செய்முறையிலிருந்து உங்களுடையது வித்தியாசமா இருக்கு…

  5. says

    this keerai name is new to me.. i think we can’t find it u know thespecific name of this keerai in english then i can search fo that na..
    i used to add the dal also for the keerai curry..nice one prema

  6. says

    Oh man, its so hard to think and long’ for those native greens here:( Miss manathakkali keerai:( This recipe looks so nice…perfect way to relish the greens:)

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