Black Nightshade/Manathakkali/Milaguthakkali/Sukkuti Keerai is a summer-special natural cooler that cools our eyes & body. It’s fruits are also medicinal and are called as Sun berry or Wonder berry/cherry. Summer sun gives headache or heat rashes or constipation or stomach upsets? Eat Manathakali keerai twice a week and stay away from these summer syndromes!
Manathakalai keerai also induces sound sleep. It cures mouth and stomach ulcers too. Sukuti keerai is a good food treatment for piles and urinary problems. It is also used for natural deworming(Expelling stomach worms).
Milaguthakali keerai is very good for uterus and prescribed for moms-to-be, pregnant ladies and lactating moms. Also, recommended for dads-to-be.
Black Nightshade Egg Fry Recipe – Ingredients
Manathakali Keerai – 1 small bunch
Big onion – 1
Dry Red Chilli – 1
Egg – 2
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Pepper – 1/4 tsp
Virgin Coconut Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds/Kadugu – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/4 tsp
Preparation – How to make Manathakali/Sukkuti Egg fry ?
1.Buy Manathakalai keerai or cut out each stem(leaving the root to grow again) from homegrown greens.2.Discard/Throw away the worms-crept leaves. Separate good leaves from the stems and wash well. Also wash the flowers and berries separately. Transfer to a colander and drain the water from them.3.Chop onions and greens. In a tbsp of hot virgin coconut oil, add mustard seeds. Once spluttered, and cumin seeds.4.Add dry red chilli and chopped onion. Once fried, add chopped greens.5.Fry for a minute, simmer the stove and cook closed(open and stir for every minute) for 2-3 mins. Do not add water to cook.6.Take 2 eggs, crack and pour into a bowl. Mix well with a spoon or whisk.7.Pour the eggs into the cooked greens. Add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper powder. Stir well until eggs are cooked. Serve as a side-dish or just add cooked rice and eat as such.
Tips/Tricks – Milaguthakalai/Sukuti Keerai Egg fry Recipe
- Virgin coconut oil can be replaced by any normal cooking oil.
- You shall replace big onion with a handful of small onions.
Black Nightshade Greens – Dietary Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin C
Egg – Protein, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins A,B&D
Traditionally Modern Food says
Never thought about adding eggs to keerai . such a healthy and tasty side
@Vidya, The same recipe suits for drumstick leaves and baby kale leaves too.