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

For seasoning:

Ghee- 1 tsp
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies- 4-5
Red Chillies- 2-3
Curry leaves-4-5
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.


KennyT said...

Drumstick leaves? Wow this is very special for me coz I have never had drumstick leaves before. Wonder if I can order this in Indian restaurants. ^^

Happy cook said...

When i was at home we used to have drimstick leaves a lot as had two trees , we used to love them, this mooks so so yumm.

Anonymous said...

Where do you buy these leaves at in US?

Anonymous said...

Healthy&colorful dish!i also make this without dal.nice click!

Ankita said...

I saw these leaves at an indian grocery store n was thinking what people make out of these:).I too had drumstick tree back home but never had anything except the drumstick.
The dal really looks so yum.

Birdie said...

I have a drumstick tree in my kitchen graden..... Making it today!!!!! Looks really good!

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