Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Drumstick Leaves Dal/ Nuggesoppu tovve
Drumstick is a favorite vegetable and most of us make Sambar,Avial etc...But the leaves of Drumstick are not so popular amongst us.Recently, I read that the leaves are highly nutritious, being a significant source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron, and potassium.Therefore,I bought the leaves from the Indian grocery store this week and tried this Dal recipe.It came out very tasty,henceforth this vegetable will be added to my vegetable list :)
MoongDal- 1 cup
Drumstick leaves(cut and cleaned)-1/2 cup
Coconut gratings- 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice- 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Ghee- 1 tsp
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies- 4-5
Red Chillies- 2-3
Ginger(grated)- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
Warm up Moong Dal(dry roast until it becomes just hot to touch). Pressure cook with 2 cups of water(3 whistles).Cook the cut Drumstick leaves in a vessel.(just 1-2 minute is enough.Do not over cook)
In a small pan add ghee and make the seasoning adding all the seasoning ingredients.
After the moong dal is cooked,add to the cooked drumstick leaves.Add Coconut gratings,salt.Mix well.Add little water according to the consistency you like.Add the seasoning.Boil the contents on medium heat.Finally turn off the heat and add Lemon juice and mix well.
This Dal can be served with hot Rice or Chapatis.