Thursday, 21 July 2016

Drumstick Leaf Powder/Murungai Keerai Podi

Hello friends,

I started to post recipes with drumstick leaves/murungaikeerai, and promised to post more of murungai keerai recipes. As promised, I have come up with murungai keerai podi/drum stick leaves powder, which is a very healthy recipe and can be had with white rice or as side dish for idlis and dosas. Murungai keerai has n number of health benefits which I have shared here also. When drumstick leaves are consumed along with pure ghee, they stimulate the blood circulation in the body to induce the re-growth of hair folliciles. Consumption of drumstick leaves are advised for ladies and girls suffering from calcium deficiency and insufficient iron in the blood. These leaves improve the defence mechanism in our body and thus fight against many types of infections. The antimicrobial properties of drumstick leaves cure throat, chest and many types of skin infections. Having said all this now let’s move on to see this easy and healthy drumstick leaves powder/murungai keerai powder. Meanwhile do check out murungai keeraisambar and murungai keerai egg poriyal which I have posted earlier.

Here’s how to make Murungai Keerai Powder with step by step photos…

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Murungai Keerai/Drumstick Leaves
2 cups
Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
¼ cup
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
2 tsp
One piece/ ½ tsp Powder
As needed


Clean, wash and pat dry the drumstick leaves/Murungai keerai with a thick cotton cloth. It should be completely dry.

Dry it in shade on a newspaper over night. This step is to get rid of the moisture in the murungai keerai.

Dry roast the dried leaves till crisp and transfer to a plate. This will remove the remaining moisture in the leaves.

In the same kadai dry roast the ingredients one by one and transfer it to a plate.
Let everything cool down completely.

Grind everything in a mixer to powder [not very coarse or very fine, it should be in between]

Transfer to a plate, let it cool down completely. Transfer to a airtight container and enjoy.

Yes, a very healthy and delicious murungai keerai podi is ready to be enjoyed.

This murungai Keerai Podi/Drumstick leaves podi can be had as side dish for idli’s, dosas, uthappam etc or serve it with steamed rice and sesame oil/ghee.

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  1. Ohhh, I never knew you can preserve murungai leaves like this.. thanks for sharing this very healthy recipe :)

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  3. Has a very traditional touch. Thank you.

  4. Excellent recipe.. I tried this and came out very well.. Thanks for the share.


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