Drumstick Leaves are very rich in Iron. It is very healthy dish to include in our routine diet. We can make many different dishes using drumstick leaves. Drumstick Leaves Stew (Murungai Keerai Kootu) is one such dish. A very healthy and iron and protein rich dish that will make our diet healthy. We are concocting drumstick leaves along with protein rich moong dal and also with coconut based spice paste. A vert tasty and delicious dish, best served with any South Indian Main dishes. 


Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe
Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time20 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings4-5
Recipe CategoryStew
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe
Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe


Ingredients:
Drumstick Leaves2 Cups *
Moong Dal1/3 Cup
Turmeric Powder1/2 Teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Onion1 Finely Chopped
Tomato 1 Chopped


* 1 cup = 250ml
For Grinding:


Grated Coconut1/3 Cup
Green Chilli2 Chopped
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 Teaspoon
Red Chilli1
Split Urad Dal2 Teaspoon


Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe
Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe




Method:
  1. Take the moong dal in a vessel. Add turmeric powder and water and pressure cook till the dal becomes soft and mushy, Allow for 3-4 whistles. Mash the dal and set it aside

  2. Wash the drumstick leaves thoroughly. Chop the drumstick leaves roughly and set it aside

  3. Take the grinding ingredients in a mixer jar and grind it to a paste and set it aside

  4. Heat a pan, add oil. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Add split urad dal and broken red chili and fry till the dal turns golden brown

  5. Add finely chopped onions and saute the onions till they are translucent. Add chopped tomato and saute well. 

  6. Add salt and turmeric powder and cook the tomatoes till they are mushy. When the tomato is cooked, add the chopped drumstick leaves and mix well. 

  7. Add water and cover the pan with a lid and cook the leaves till it is soft. I cooked for about 10 minutes in medium flame occasionally stirring.

  8. When the drumstick leaves are tender, add the mashed dal and mix well. Also, add the ground coconut-spice paste and mix everything well

  9. Adjust the salt if needed. Also if the stew is very thick add little water and adjust the consistency. Cook for another 2 minutes and switch off the flame

  10. Serve the healthy nutrition rich Drumstick Leaves Stew (Murungai Keerai Kootu) with rice!
  11. Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe
    Drumstick Leaves Stew Recipe | Murungai Keerai Kootu Recipe

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  1. Aunty, I really like your site and your way of explaining the recipes. It helps a lot for a beginner like me ,especially the traditional food. Thank you very much to you both. keep up the good work

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