Sunday, July 6, 2014

Drumstick Leaves/Muringayila Thoran Cooked with Coconut

Today I sharing a simple and delicious recipe of drumstick leaves/muringayila thoran/stir-fry with coconut.We all know drumstick leaves are highly nutritious,being a significant source of vitaminC,calcium,iron and phosphorus.
                         Back home in Kerala drumstick tree in the backyard of a house is a very common sight.We too had one in the house ,so this is a regular visitor in our table at least once a week.But after coming to Dubai,I always kept thinking that it was something I can eat only in India.

Drumstick Leaves Thoran

Here goes the recipe:

  1. Drumstick leaves/muringayila-3cups
  2. Grated coconut-1/2cup
  3. Greenchilly-3nos
  4. Shallots/small onion-3-5nos
  5. Turmeric powder-a couple of pinches
  6. Mustard seeds-1/4tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Cooking oil-1tbsp

Drumstick Leaves with stem


                   Drumstick Leaves without stem

  • Remove the drumstick leaves from the stem. Wash thoroughly.Don't immerse it in water for along time.
  • Drain it well by keeping the leaves in a colander.
  • Grind coconut coarsely with green  chillies,shallots and turmeric.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.When they pop,add drumstick leaves.
  • Allow the water to evaporate by keeping the flame high.Stir well.Add coarsely ground coconut mixture to this.Add salt.
  • Stir well until it cooks well.Make sure that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Keep the flame in medium to low and stir well till it becomes dry.

Serve warm with piping rice and moru curry/pulissery......Enjoy the dish....

Happy Cooking!!!


1 comment:

  1. Very healthy recipe and seems to be yummy. I love to have drumstick leaves. Thank u for the yummy recipe. Keep posting with lots more...