Friday, October 28, 2011

Murungai kai poriyal (Drumstick,Sargwa ki phali ki sabji).

  Almost all the parts of Murungai/drumstic tree is edible and full of nutrients, It's a tropical plant. In india we had some murunga plants in our garden. We use kai, its flowers, and its most nutritious part the leaf. After coming to US i'm using the frozen drumstick.

drumstick poriyal
Murungaikai poriyal
3 full   drumstick
1med   onion 
3tsp     cooked dal
1 s       tomato    
1         clove garlic  
2 tsp    ground coconut
1tsp     chilli powder.
1small green chilli 
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt     to taste
    I used some left over dal which i made for another dish

For seasoning:
 3-4 tsp    cooking oil
1/4 tsp    mustard seed
1/4 tsp    urud dal
Few        curry leaves
4 sprigs  coriander leaves
A pinch  asafoetida

1. Heat the oil in the pan, add mustard seed after it splutters add urud dal till it turns a shade of brown, then add coriander and curry leaves.
2. Add asafoetida, add the chopped onion and fry it till it becomes golden color, then add the chopped garlic and fry for a min.
3. Now add the tomato and cook for a few mins or till it's done. Add the drumstick/murungai kai to it and fry for few mins.
4. Add the chilli pwdr, turmeric pwdr,dal and ground coconut.
5. Add salt to taste.
6. Now add some water, cover the pan with a lid and let it cook in sim till the vegetable is done.
7. If it becomes dry add few more tsp of water to it and check for salt.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe, please comment on it. I like to hear how it came out.
                                               ENJOY :)
sargwa ki phali ka sabji
Ingredients for murungaikai poriyal

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