Thursday, October 24, 2013

Drumstick Leaves Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal

During my childhood days this recipe comes in our menu at least once in 2 weeks. We had a drumstick tree growing in our backyard and we got to have this leaves frequently . Unfortunately I do not get Drumstick leaves in USA .  Check out the other poriyal recipes by clicking here .This recipe is made by my mom , when I visited India this summer . Off to the recipe now .
Drumstick leaves cooked soft with tempered spices . Great source of Iron
Drumstick Leaves Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal

Benefits of the  Drumstick Leaves : 

These leaves are a great source of Iron and helps in controlling the glucose level .


  • Drumstick leaves1 bunch , Leaves removed from the stalk
  • Salt - To taste .
  • Grated Coconut - 1 table spoon ( optional )


  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1 numbers  , chopped
  • Whole Red chilli- 2 numbers , slit

      Murungai Keerai Poriyal , a good source of iron level and a Diabetic friendly recipe
      Drumstick Leaves Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal


      Remove the drumstick  leaves from the Stalk .

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      Wash the leaves in water  .

      Heat a kadai , Add the oil , add the mustard seeds and allow to pop . Now add the urad dhal and fry till they become brown in color . Add red chills and onion and cook till the onion become translucent .


      Now add the drumstick leaves , and Salt . 

      Cook till the leaves become soft . Add the grated coconut ( Optional ) and give a quick stir . Yummy poriyal is ready .

      We had this poriyal with Rice , Sambar and Rasam

      • Cleaning the leave can be made easy by wrapping the  whole bunch in a plastic cover and refrigerate it . Next day the leaves would have fallen from the stalk 
      • Do not add the water while cooking the leaf , It gets the required water from the leaf as we have washed it before cooking . 
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      1. healthy curry.. I also like it with rasam rice

      2. Love this healthy poriyal any time Preethi awesome...

      3. One of my favourite poriyal,love simply with rice.

      4. Its a must in the menu when I was a kid. very healthy stir fry

      5. In my family,I am the lover of this keerai.Very healthy and good when mothers are lactating.