Lactation Recipes

I thought about this title a lot and wondered whether I should blog about it or not. In any case, I thought after finishing postpartum recipes I should move on to the next level. I realized that just as I was alone after birth, there must be lot of new mom’s out there so I can write about it, even if it is going to be useful for one person, its worth it right? I wanted to write more about the postpartum recipes too, but Junior kept me busy all these months and I kept away from blogging. He just turned 6 months and started crawling slowly, may be I should call it as creeping 😉 More about his mischiefs and what we did for his developments will follow soon.

This is quite simple recipe for lactating mothers. Literally, no cooking involved.


Manthakkali vathal(Black Nightshade)- 1 tbsp
Ghee- 1 tsp
Cooked rice- atleast 2-3 tbsp


Heat ghee in a kadai and add the manathakkali vathal. Stir fry the vathal till it sizzles. Remove from stove, mix it with a ladle of cooked rice(steaming hot if you ask me) and gobble it up. Thats it!. Simple yet delicious.

Since manathakkali vathal is made from drying the berries in salted buttermilk, there is no need to add salt to the recipe.

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4 Comments to “Lactation Recipes”

  1. Sonia says:

    Where do we get Manthakkali Vathal ?

  2. Priya says:

    Glad to see u back after a long Sis, how is ur lil darling…Interesting dish, never had this before..thanks for sharing..

  3. Where are you girl? Thanks for this post. One of my friends who delivered 1 month ago was asking about this, so forwarded your post :)

  4. ruchikacook says:

    You can find the vathal in Indian stores here in the US Sonia. It looks like whole peppercorns.

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