Botanical name of the purple fruited pea eggplant is Solanum trilobatum which is called as Thuthuvalai in Tamil Language.
Rainy days and winter always make us widen our health eye to improve the immunity system,to keep away from colds coughs and respiratory diseases. This particular herb is considered to be the elixir of life when you look into the benefits nature god offers.
The medicinal benefits of Thuthuvalai are:
1. Very good for curing Asthma, Cold, Cough and Flu.
2. Prevents throat infection.
3. Helps to produce blood and increases blood circulation.
4. Thuthuvalai leaves helps to reduce heat and gas related disorders in human body.
So here I have given a few benefit lines of the herb.
The recipe I’m going to give you now is to be served with dosai, iddli, chappathis or even rice.
A handful of leaves(thick thorns removed)
3-4 red chillies
4 pips of garlic
1/4 tsp.pepper corns
1/4 tsp cumminseeds
2 tsp.Coriander seeds
1 onion or 7-8 small onions
Tamarind a small piece
1/8 cup roasted gram dal
A pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste.
Heat oil in a flat pan and saute all ingredients except the ingredients listed bold. Saute for 5-7 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Grind fine. Add little water if needed.Serve with dosai or iddli,or with vadas.
My suggestions for health oriented people. You could use as a paste to make sandwiches or add to cooked oats.
Looking forward to your comments.