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Drumstick leaves Kadaiyal | Murungai Keerai Paruppu Kadaiyal | South Indian Lunch gravy


Murungai Keerai masiyal or Drumstick leaves Kadaiyal is one of the healthy South Indian Gravy recipe made using drumstick leaves and lentils.  Add keerai either as a masiyal or as a poriyal in your daily diet to get the health benefits. Serve this with snake gourd poriyal or any Vegetable varuval

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Murungai Keerai Paruppu Kadaiyal

Murungai Keerai / Drumstick leaves Health Benefits 

  • Relieves constipation problems
  • Good for growing kids due to its high content of iron, vitamins and calcium
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Rich in fibre
  • Boost immunity and growth
  • Controls blood glucose and cholesterol levels
  • Reduce Inflammation

Ingredients for making Murungai Keerai masiyal

Thoor dhal - ½ cup
Murungai keerai - 1 bunch
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic - A handful
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp.

To Temper
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Red chillies - 1
A sprig of Curry leaves
Oil as needed

Method for making Murungai Keerai masiyal

1. Pluck the leaves portion from the bunch of keerai and clean and wash them in water for 3 times to get rid of any sand particles.

2. Pressure cook the toor dal by adding turmeric powder and asafoetida for 3 whistles and set aside.

3. Chop the onions, tomatoes and green chillies.

4. Heat oil in a kadai and add the ingredients under to temper, then add the onions and saute till transparent and then add the tomatoes, green chillies, garlic and saute for 3 minutes.

5. Next add the washed drumstick leaves and saute well.

6. Add the contents to the cooked dal and cook for 1 whistle by adding enough salt.

7. Open the lid and mash the keerai.

Now the Murungai keerai kadaiyal is ready to be served. Serve this with snake gourd poriyal and Seppankizhangu roast.

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