Friday, September 27, 2013

Murungakeerai poriyal / Drumstick leaves dry curry



Ingredients (serves for 2)

Murungakeerai / drumstick leaves - 3 cups ( 1 cup size = 150 ml)
grated coconut - 2 - 3 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal- 1 tsp
red chili - 2 nos
gram dal / kadalai parupu - 1 1/2 tsp
salt - as needed
big onion - 1
oil - 3 tsp


Method:


  • chop the onions . Clean and wash the drumstick leaves . Set aside
  • heat a vessel with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, gram dal and red chili
  • once it splutters, add the chopped onions
  • fry till the onion becomes golden brown in color
  • add the drumstick leaves now. Add salt and sprinkle some water
  • cook covered for 8 - 10 mins
  • when the leaves are cooked completely, add the grated coconut
  • saute it for 4 - 5 mins and then swich off the flame.
  • Serve as a side dish for any type of gravy. Goes well with Thatta payiru kuzhambu , Karivepillai kuzhambu , Moong dal sambhar etc.,


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