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Drumstick leaves Dal Curry.

Moringa ela aka drumstick leaves is high in nutrition and available in abundance in Kerala. There is one tree in my backyard and I love to add them in my curries.

I like to use them in my dal curries and they taste perfect with rice or roti.

ur dal/Sambar dal: 3/4 cup.
Drumstick leaves: 1 cup.
Tomato: 1, chopped.
Garlic: 3 or 4 cloves, slit finely.
Red chilly powder: 1/2 tsp.
Dried red chilly: 1 or 2, broken.
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Asafoitida: A fat pinch.
Turmeric: A fat pich.
Onion: 1/2 chopped
Oil/ghee: 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste.

Put the cleaned and washed tur dal in a pressure cooker with salt, turmeric, garlic, tomato, and a drop of oil (so that the dal does not spill over). Pressure cook for 2 whistle and turn off the fire.
In the meantime, in a pan add oil or ghee, add cumin seeds and allow it to splutter, add chopped onion and fry for a few min, add asafoitida, red chilly powder, dried red chilly, and the drumstick leaves. Allow the leaves to saute a bit.
Pour this into the dal and mix well.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

You might be interested in Avial with Drumstick leaves.


  1. healthy curry...............luks delicious

  2. Very healthy and delicious looking dal curry. Lovely preparation for a sunday.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. There is nothing comforting than eating food made from home grown veggies/ herbs. This daal looks super tasty.

  4. Healthy & delish dal curry Nisa!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Healthy and yummy dal apt with rice

  6. first time in your space...very healthy n delicious dal curry...also the use of drumstick leaves is unique.....i too hav a space on different fish visit sometimes...happy to follow u here :-)

  7. delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..

    Do visit my blog too

  8. delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..

    Do visit my blog too

  9. SUper comforting dal,love simply with pickles.

  10. hey Thanks for visiting my blog and about ur question....I made Urad lentil powder at home(just dry roast before making powder) using my food processor as I have got a separate jar for making its not difficult to make any powders for me..and the power should be fine as like rice powder....I hope this will help u...

    And about ur dhal...I love this drumstick leaves dhal..this is one of my fav...I always use to prepare this kind of dhal when I was in bangalore..but after coming to UK....didn't had once also....feel like grabing this bowl...

  11. Chitra- thanks for the info and the lovely thought..guys check out her blog for that yummy urad dal murukku...a must try is the link

  12. Love the flavor of drumsticks. But I have never seen drumstick leaves. I am so curious about that now.This can easily be my comfort food with some hot rice and ghee!


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