The fruits and leaves of Drumstick (called Murungai in Tamil) are used to make variety of culinary dishes in various parts of India especially south India. Today, lets try out one such recipe with the leaves – drumstick leaves fry, also called Murungai keerai poriyal in Tamil. It is easy to make, tastes great and also has good nutritious value.
Murungai keerai (Drumstick leaves) : 2 cups
Coconut shredded: 1 cup (or less, as per your choice)
Jeera: 1 tbps
Garlic: 2-3 cloves
Chilly powder – 1 tbsp (or as per taste)
Salt (as per taste)
Steps to make Murungai Elai poriyal
Step 1: Sort out the drumstick leaves and clean it and keep aside.
Step 2: Grind grated coconut, garlic, jeera, chilly powder and salt together.
Step 3: Chop onions.
Step 4: Stir fry the onions till golden brown.
Step 5: Add the drumstick leaves to the frying pan
Step 6: And stir fry the ingredients together for few minutes till it is tender cooked…
Step 7: Add the grinded coconut masala …
Step 8: Fry for 2-3 minutes… At this stage, you can check for salt and chilly and if needed you can add as per your choice.
Step 9: Drumstick leaves fry (Murungai elai poriyal) is ready to serve…
Traditionally it is served along with curd rice, rasam rice, dal rice etc you can also try with rotis.