Drumstick leaves curry with Green Gram (Murungai keerai paasi payiru poriyal)
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Drumstick leaves curry with Green Gram (Murungai keerai paasi payiru poriyal):
Durmstick leaves and moong, a new combination right! Ya, this was something that we tried at home and it came out so well. Drumstick leaves are usually a little bitter in taste and we cannot eat more than a small cup of the fry usually. But this recipe was quiet different and was over within minutes.
Drumstick leaves are very healthy and has high medicinal properties. It is used in ayurveda and sidda medicines as well. It has high calcium content and is good for your bones and tooth.
This drumstick leaves curry recipe will be quiet enjoyable to eat with curd rice.
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- Drumstick leaves - taken from 3 big sticks (say 2 cups)
- Green Gram (Moong) - 1 cup
- Oil - 4 tsp
- Onion - 1 medium sized or 10 small sambhar onions
- Grated coconut - 4 tsp
- Urud dal - 1 tsp
- Cumin (Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
- Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
- Garlic - 5 cloves
- 1. Separate the leaves from the stick and see to that no insects/worms are there in it. (You have to always see the back of the leaf and use only clean leaves). Wash it in water and strain.
- 2. Wash and boil the moong in pressure cooker / sauce pan by adding 1 glass water.
- 3. Boil the washed drumstick leaves in a pressure cooker by adding half glass water, turmeric powder and chilli powder to it. I left it for boiling till 1 whistle.
- 4. Chop onion and garlic into thin stripes.
- 5. Heat a tawa in medium flame. Add oil to it. When the oil is hot, add urud dal and cumin into it and fry for a min.
- 6. Add onion, garlic into it and fry till it is golden brown.
- 7. Add the boiled drumstick leaves, boiled moong and fry till it is crisp fried.
- 8. Add grated coconut into it. Mix and serve with rice or roti.
Additional Tips and More Variants
- Removing the leaves from the stick might be time consuming. You can try to keep it in a cloth overnight and the leaves will fall apart. This method will take your time in seperating the sticks and the leaves. Few prefer this though.
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