Manathakkali Vathal, Manathakkali Kondattom
Salted, dried Manathakkali has a dark brown colour, when fried in oil it becomes crispy and has a sour-salt flavour. Manathakkali also known as Milaguthakkali in Tamil and as Makoy in Hindi. As its ripe berries look like pepper (milagu). It has more medicinal values. This plant's leaves are used to treat mouth ulcers that happen during winter periods of Tamil Nadu. It controls stomach problems and ulcer. Crispy fried manathakkali Vathal goes well with curd rice and hot steaming rice.