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Friday, August 3, 2012

Murungai Keerai Poriyal / Drumstick Leaf Stir fry

Drumstick leaf stirfry
Drumstick Leaf Stir fry
                                                                  
This is my second dish (post) made with the nutritious drumstick leaves. 
NutrientsCommon foodMoringa Leaves
Vitamin ACarrot1.8 mg6.8 mg
CalciumMilk120 mg440 mg
PotassiumBanana88 mg259 mg
ProteinYogurt3.1 g6.7 g
Vitamin COrange30 mg220 mg
 I took the above nutrients table from wikipedia, for more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera

Drumstick leaves
This poriyal pairs well with sambar rice, rasam, karakulambu or with yogurt / curd rice. 
Drumstick leaves = malongai leaves = Munaga aku = Sargavo leaves = Murinna leaves = Sevaga leaves = Sohanjana leaves, these are some of the names for murungai keerai in other languages.
Ingredients:
6 - 8 handful        murungai leaves/ drumstick leaves
1 med                  onion - chop it finely
3                          green chillies - chop it
1 tsp                     oil
1/2 tsp                  urud dal
1/4 tsp                  mustard seeds
1/4 tsp                  chilli powder
1 tbs                     shredded coconut
salt to taste 
Method:
1. Wash the leaves in water.
2. Heat oil in a pan, add urud dal and mustard seeds.
3. After the mustard seed splutters, add onion and green chillies and when the onion becomes golden brown, add the murungai leaves, sprinkle the salt and chilli powder.
4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat and cook for a few minutes. Open the lid, add the coconut and stir fry till the murungai leaves get's cooked. 
Tips for taste: Like most plants heating murungai leaves more than 180* f will destroy some of it's nutritional value.

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.
Healthy poriyal
                                                                


3 comments:

hemalata said...

Very healthy n yummy stir fry.

Neela Rufus said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it Hemalata, thanks for your comment :)

Pavithra R said...

Love the poriyal/stir fry.
My granny's house has a Drumstick tree and this is one tree which always gives leaf all throughout the year. Every time I go there for vacation, at least once she makes it for us. And it is very healthy too.