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Drumstick leaves dal stir fry

Adaikkammai annamalai
20 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Drumstick leaves dal stir fry RECIPE

Hi team,, i am from malaysia* in india drumstick curry related that is authentic dishes,, my moms recipe ,,,Nature has given us a lot of amazing things, one such thing is drumstick leaves that holds a lot of nutrition and medical properties. It is a simple stir fry curry with drumstick leaves, sambar onion, moong dhal and grated coconut.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Stir fry
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Drumstick leaves - 3 cups
  2. Split green gram / Moong dhal - 2 tsp
  3. Small onion / Sambar onion (chopped finely) - 8 to 10
  4. garlic (chopped) - 2
  5. turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  6. Grated coconut - 1 tsp
  7. salt to taste
  8. For seasoning;
  9. 2 tsp – oil
  10. 1/2 tsp – Mustard seeds
  11. 1/4 tsp – cumin seeds / Jeera
  12. 2 to 3 nos – Dry red chillies
  13. 1 or 2 pinch – asafoetida


  1. Take a vessel, add washed moong dhal, turmeric powder and enough water to cook, bring it to boil. Let it cook over medium flame for 10 minutes (approximately) or until it is perfectly cooked, set it aside
  2. Remove drumstick leaves from stalk and wash it thoroughly for 2 to 3 times to remove any dirt or sand.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, season it with items given in the list for seasoning. Add chopped onion and garlic, saute until translucent.
  4. Now add washed drumstick leaves, required salt and a pinch of sugar, saute for few seconds. Cover with lid and cook until drumstick leaves are tender and nicely cooked. Sprinkle little water here and then but do not add water than required.
  5. Finally add cooked moong dhal / and grated coconut, mix well and switch off the stove. Serve with hot rice and any gravy or curry of your choice
  6. Do not over cook moong dhal ,It has to be perfectly cooked at the same time, you could be able to bite it.

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Rimjimbarasha Mahanta
Rimjimbarasha Mahanta   Sep-01-2018

It's really healthy and good for diabetic petiant

Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   May-13-2018

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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