Roasted Munakka – Munakka is a powerhouse of nutrients. These are really good for stomach ailments. These cure constipation, give energy to the body, increase hemoglobin, clean blood, and help in curing cough and cold. These also increase appetite. This is my Mother-in-law’s home remedy for curing a cold, constipation, and increasing appetite.
There are many ways of eating Munakka. You can soak these at night and in the morning you can eat these and drink the water they are soaked in. You can wash them and have them as it is in the morning. Or you can roast these and sprinkle salt and pepper on them as I have done. Some people even make chutney of these.
When I was suffering from high fever last month I did not feel like eating anything. I used to take these Roasted Munakkas daily as these not only gave me energy they also increased my appetite.
Black salt improves your taste, black pepper takes care of cold and Munakka is good in constipation. Together these three are a sure shot cure. And they are tasty too.
Sometimes my kids do not like to eat soaked Munakka as they get soft but they love this roasted munakka.
How to make Roasted Munakka
Wash the Munakka thoroughly.
Keep on a strainer for 5 minutes to drain off water.
You can remove seeds from the munakka now or after roasting them. Just open the munakka a little to remove the seeds.
Arrange 12-15 munakka in a skewer.
Roast over medium flame for 1 minute rotating continuously to ensure even roasting.
Roasted Munakka is ready. Sprinkle some black salt and black pepper powder over it before eating.