Drumstick Leaves Recipe | Murungai Keerai Poriyal

Murungai Keerai Poriyal Recipe
Drumstick leaves poriyal has always been my favourite. Unfortunately I see it very rarely in the stores here. But whenever it captures my sight, I never fail to grab a bunch of it. Other than poriyal, we can make kootu, adai. My mom adds it when she makes ragi roti. Drumstick leaves has a special flavour which adds taste to adai and roti. I have also heard that drumstick leaves can be added while preparing ghee from butter which enhances the flavour of the ghee. But I am yet to try that.
Here is the simple  and a very healthy recipe!!
Murungakeerai Poriyal Recipe

Drumstick Leaves 1 Bunch
Red Chillies 2 Nos
Onion 1 No (Finely Chopped)
Mustard 1/2 Teaspoon
Urad Dhal 1/2 Teaspoon
Grated coconut 2 Tablespoons
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon

Preparation Method
  • Remove the leaves from the stalk and wash the leaves thoroughly and drain the water. Keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. Once it gets hot, add mustard and Urad dhal.
  • Allow it to splutter and then add red chillies and onion and saute them for 2 minutes.
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  • Then add the drumstick leaves and cook till the water evaporates completely.
  • Add salt and cook for 3 – 5 minutes.

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  • Finally add the grated coconut, mix it well and turn off the flame.
Drumstick Leaves Poriyal Recipe


  1. wow thats an very healthy and delicious poriyal :) love to have the as such :)

  2. I probably never had drumstick leaves before.. But will try getting them m n making this one soon :)

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