If you know Tamil Cuisine, then you would know Vathal Kuzumbu. Manathakkali Seeds are an essential ingredient in it. They have a very interesting mix of flavors. A bit of bitterness is prominent but they also have a nice sourness in them.
So I paired them up with Ash Gourd and carrots.
- Ash Gourd, about a cup. Cut into small pieces.
- Three Carrots. Two grated and once thinly sliced.
- Manthakkali Seeds, about a tablespoon.
- Cumin Seeds, a teaspoon.
- Ghee, about a tablespoon.
Heat ghee. Saute cumin and Manathakkali Seeds for a minute or two. Add the ash gourd. Cook on low heat till the ash gourd is almost done. Season with salt. Add the carrots. Mix well.
Serve warm or cold.