Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu | Drumstick Leaves Poricha Kootu Recipe

Murungai keerai Poricha kootu
Murungai Keerai known as Drumstick Leaves is a rich source of Iron and Vitamin A and I try to include it whenever I could get hold of it which is very rare though. Having grown up in a place where there are at least 4 to 5 drumstick trees per house and eating the leaves almost daily in form or another, I find it sad when I could not get hold this keerai often in the city. Though I try to make a kanji and add it to adai for breakfast, I love to have it as poricha kulambu with steaming hot rice for lunch. As this is a no onion, no garlic recipe, it is perfect to make and eat on fasting (vrat) days.

Murungai Keerai Poricha Kootu Recipe
Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu Recipe
Prep time: 10 mins  |  Cook time: 15 mins  |  Serves: 4
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian  |  Recipe Category: Main
Murungai keerai poricha kulambu recipe Ingredients:Murungai Keerai – 1 cup (packed) Yellow moong dal (payatham paruppu) – 1/4 cup Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp Fresh grated coconut – 4 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Green chilies - 1 Sambar powder – 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp Urad dal – 1 tsp Salt – to taste Oil – 1 tsp
Instructions:Wash moong dal and place it in a pressure cooker. Add turmeric powder, enough water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Immediately after the pressure releases, add the drumstick leaves to the dal, mix well and close it with a lid and let it be for 10 mins. Grind grated coconut, green chilies, cumin seeds to a fine paste using little water.How to make Murungai keerai Poricha Kuzhambu Now the dal, add 1/8 cup water, sambar powder, salt, mix well and and bring it a boil. Now add ground coconut paste and let it cook for 3-4 mins over low flame or till the raw smell goes off. Add little more water if the kuzhambu is very thick.How to make Murungai keerai Poricha Kuzhambu Meanwhile heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters, add urad dal and roast till it becomes golden. Transfer this seasoning to the kulambu.  How to make Murungai keerai Poricha Kootu Mix well and take off fire and serve hot with rice to which a dash of ghee has been added.
Murungai Keerai Poricha Kulambu Recipe
Notes:If you are not making for a fasting day, then you can also add 2 shallots (Sambar onions) and 2 garlic pods while grinding coconut. Do not cook the keerai over high flame as it will lead to loss of nutrients.
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