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Drumstick Leaves Dal Murungakeerai Paruppu

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Drumstick Leaves Dal Murungakeerai Paruppu Recipe, How To Make Drumstick Leaves Dal Murungakeerai Paruppu Recipe

Murungai Keerai ( Drumstick Leaves ) is a significant source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron, and Potassium. It's widely used in the dal and curries.

Drumstick Leaves Dal – Murungakeerai paruppu is an excellent lentil stew rich in vitamins, proteins etc., and is very high in nutritious.  This Drumstick leaves dal is commonly known as... Read More..

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How to make Drumstick Leaves Dal Murungakeerai Paruppu

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Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
20 mins
Drumstick Leaves Dal Murungakeerai Paruppu
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Drumstick leaves
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : February 13, 2019


Ingredients used in Drumstick Leaves Dal Murungakeerai Paruppu
• Tur daal (boiled) - 1 cup.
• Red chilly powder - 1 teaspoons.
• Turmeric powder - 1 pinch.
• Salt - to taste.
• Cumin seeds - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Oil - 1 tablespoon.
• Whole garlic - 6 cloves.
• Mustard seeds - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Red chillies - 3 numbers.
• Onion chopped - 1 number.
• Drumstick leaves - 1 cup.
• Tamarind juice - 1 tablespoon.
Method:
  • First, boil the toor dal and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add red chilly, mustard seeds, when mustard seeds splutter, add cumin seeds, whole garlic, saute it and add chopped onions, salt, saute it for 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, leaves of drumsticks, red chilly powder, tamarind juice, once it comes to boil add toor daal (boiled) cook it some time and switch off the flame.

Serve this hot with rice.






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Drumstick Leaves Dal – Murungakeerai paruppu is an excellent lentil stew rich in vitamins, proteins etc., and is very high in nutritious.  This Drumstick leaves dal is commonly known as Murungakeerai Paruppu in South India especially Tamil Nadu. It is a soft and appetizing lentil stew made with tur dal, cooked with drumstick leaves (Murungakeerai) and spices mixed together making this a tangy and savory dish. Drumstick leaves dal is often served with hot rice and can also be eaten with chapatti or roti.

 

Drumstick leaves provides essential amount of iron and calcium especially for women especially. These leaves were extensively used in siddha medicine in India. Drumstick scientifically called as Moringa oleifera is commonly known as Shevaga (in Marathi), Murungai (Tamil), Muringnga (Malayalam) and Munagakaya (Telugu) in different Indian languages. Drumstick is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa comes from the Moringaceae family.

 

In South India, it is used to prepare a variety of sambar and is also fried. In other parts of India, especially West Bengal and Bangladesh, it is made into a variety of curry dishes by mixing with coconut, poppy seeds, and mustard or boiled until the drumsticks are semi-soft and consumed directly without any extra processing or cooking. It is used in curries, sambars, kormas, and dals, although it is also used to add flavor to cutlets, etc.

 

In Maharashtra, the pods are used in sweet & sour curries called Aamatee. Tender drumstick leaves, finely chopped, are used as garnish for vegetable dishes, dals, sambars, salads, etc. It is also used in place of or along with coriander, as these leaves have high medicinal value. In some regions the flowers are gathered and cleansed to be cooked with besan to make pakoras. Drumstick leaves or Muranga Keerai is considered the ‘Queen of all Greens’ as it is valued for having the richest source of beta carotene among all green leafy vegetables.

 

  Drumstick tree also known as Moringa Oleifera is basically a very common tree widely grown across India and grown in backyard of most Indian homes. There is a saying that if you have a drumstick plant in your garden that symbolizes that you have a doctor at home. It is the best home remedial medicine used for curing most of the common diseases and is the most recommended spinach variety for all the age groups.

 

How to prepare Drumstick Leaves Dal – Murungakeerai Paruppu:

Ingredients:

  1. Tur dal, boiled                 -       1 cup
  2. Chilli powder                   -       1 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder              -       pinch
  4. Salt                                  -       to taste
  5. Cumin seeds                    -       ¼ tsp
  6. Oil                                    -       1 tbsp
  7. Whole garlic                     -       6 nos
  8. Mustard seeds                 -       ¼ tsp
  9. Whole red chillies            -       3 nos
  10. Onions, chopped             -       1 no
  11. Drumstick leaves             -       1 cup T
  12. amarind juice                -       1 tbsp

Directions:

  1. First boil the tur dal in a cooker and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in kadai and when it becomes hot, add red chillies, mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add cumin seeds, whole garlic and sauté.
  3. Add chopped onions, salt and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add turmeric, drumstick leaves, chilli powder, tamarind  juice.
  5. Allow boiling and when it comes to a boil, add tur dal and cook for some time and switch of the flame.
  6. Serve hot with rice or chapatti.

 

Drumstick leaves and Tur dal is a powerhouse with innumerable health benefits. They complement well with each other in flavour, taste and texture. They are also rich in iron, calcium and vitamin C.

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Nisha K Posted on Tue Jul 23 2013

Pls giv the English names for the North Indian recipes too !!!!!

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sema rai Posted on Tue Jul 23 2013

like sanjay

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Neththra'sVision Posted on Tue Jul 23 2013

All parts of this tree helps prevent over 300 known diseases. I'll note a tiny bit of things what Murungakeerai leaves can do, it controls blood pressure, blood sugar,arthritis, ulcers and use to treat anemia and strengthen immune system. I must

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Neththra'sVision Posted on Tue Jul 23 2013

I must thank you first for making a dish using Murungakeerai. What you said is true, lot of people don't care of these leaves. This is another one of our family favorite leaves, these leaves has unbelievable amount nutrition value and a lot of he

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John Lopez Posted on Tue Jul 23 2013

Ah malunggay...try cooking it with coconut milk only..or with green moong,super awesome.

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Ranjani Ramanujam Posted on Tue Jul 23 2013

Hi chef..how to make murungakirrai bhaji?

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gollamudipakala Posted on Wed Jul 24 2013

It is very easy to separate leaves of drumstick by keeping the drumstick branch in the folds of a towel or mat for a whole night and tap it in the morning,they will fall off easily.

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Luke Ware Posted on Wed Jul 24 2013

Thank you Neththra for this great information. I do know this has some sort of medicinal value and know that this enhances the immune system but you have given a very good description of it... Thanks again and God bless :)

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16phalle Posted on Wed Jul 24 2013

also a good Aphrodisiac

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machakare Posted on Wed Jul 24 2013

i still can't understand why you add tamarind to Dhal. which v never do it in malaysia.

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ddmalluri Posted on Wed Apr 29 2015

Please add Moringa leaves to the title so that many people looking for recipes of Moringa leaves will benefit.?

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Samyuktha525 Posted on Thu May 14 2015

very nice. Thank You Chef.?

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