Jan 6, 2010

Murungakeerai Poriyal / Stir Fried Drumstick Leaves

I remember having this poriyal often at home since we had a drumstick tree back at home. Drumsticks used to find its place in several dishes and we almost got tired of having it so often. Here I hardly find fresh drumsticks. During our trip to the Indian store, I found a bunch of fresh drumstick leaves and without thinking what I would be making with it, it just landed in our shopping cart.
I got this recipe from amma and made it the next day. And we really liked it. We had it with dal, rice and some papads. Makes a wholesome, nutritious meal!

Ingredients
Drumstick leaves - about 2 cups
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
Split moong dal - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 spoon
Onion - 1/2
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 2
Salt to taste

Directions
Wash and remove the drumstick leaves from the stalk. Soak the split moong dal in water for a few minutes so that it cooks quickly.
In a skillet, add the oil and do the tempering with mustard seed, urad dhal and curry leaves. Add the chopped onions and green chillies and saute for a minute. Add the washed drumstick leaves, salt and soaked moong dal. Cover and cook for a minute.
Do not allow the leaves to get mushy. Finally add the grated coconut and mix well. Remove from heat.

Serve hot with rice and curry.

38 comments:

  1. Such a healthy,nutritious and delicious stir fry..my fav.

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  2. Hey Divya,

    The Poriyal looks too good... healthy and yummy:)

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  3. wow, Drumstick leaves in US....I wish we get it in our Indian store too....This is my favorite.

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  4. One of our traditional favourites too! Good pictures Divya.

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  5. A heathy one...my grandma used to make this whenever we visited her in kerala. Looks so yummy and tasty.

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  6. We usually get them at Chinese or Vietnamese stores here. Healthy one too if we don`t mind the hassle of separating the leaves.Looks very delicious.

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  7. blogged about ur zebra cake today. we enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing

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  8. We get pretty much the whole year in Bay!One of my fav keerai poriyal! Lovely!

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  9. Oh wow parkave vai uruthu I am missing this sooooooooooooooo much here. that too atleast in LA i rarely get after coming here :( i love it..pls parcel me some'

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  10. We had a big drumstick tree back at home...Mom used to make this regularly with mooong daal..I dont get it anymore here..Nice recipe and click too

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  11. I love the sweetness of this curry..mom makes it very well..its been ages I had this....looks good dear

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  12. This is one of my favorite dish at my grandma's house... Even you make it ? Wow ! Its an awesome dish - only if you have eaten it will you know how yum it is...

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  13. Hey u getting drumstick leaves in CA?
    Cool
    Send me some leaves ;)
    I love this curry, BTW

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  14. such a healthy greens....to be frank im little lazy to clean this leaves...so i wont buy..but after cing this recipe, surely i will do this

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  15. Wow! Healthy and tempting poriyal! My all time fav.

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  16. this sounds so healthy..i got the leaves once..used them in dal..this one sounds good..

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  17. Very new to me...never tasted drumstick leaves before....simple and yum recipe...

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  18. My grandmother has two huge trees of Drumsticks in her backyard, loved the porial. I haven't eaten Drumstick leaves in a long time.

    Happy 2010! :)

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  19. It is not a wonder how the leaves got into your cart for me but what is surprising is you found them in the US :) I love them too and you sure guessed.. I am feeling envious.

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  20. I love drumstick leaves. nice poriyal

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  21. What a healthy dish to start the new year Divya !!

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  22. I have never had drumstick leaves but I am amazed that you found fresh drumstick even. I only get the thick frozen ones :(

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  23. Its been ages, I have seen this greens...they are healthy and taste...am glad that you cud find them here:)

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  24. Interesting recipe ,I have never seen or cooked with drumstick leaves.May be can use baby spinach in its place??? Nice recipe.

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  25. My fav greens..It's been a while since I had this, since we do not get it here :( This visit reminds me that we haven't sent anything to your event..will do it soon :-)

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  26. I love this recipe but just hate separating the leaves from the drumstick stems :)

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  27. Happy new year to u and ur family, Divya

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  28. Hey Divya - this looks great - I wish I got a bunch in my Indian store - I've kind of stopped buying fresh muragakkai too - they are as thick as podalanga...and there is no flavor inside. The frozen one is better. I wish I get some murungakeerai here!

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  29. i don't find murungai keera here.. where do u get it?

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  30. ரொம்ப அருமையான முருங்கக்கீரை பொரியல் திவ்யா.


    கர்பிணி பெண்களுக்கு மிகவும் நல்லது

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  31. Healthy & tasty poriyal.Will try soon

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