Murungai Keerai Sambar (Lentils with Moringa Leaves)

15 Jun 2010


Murungai Keerai Sambar:  

(Lentils  with Moringa Leaves)

This Murungai Keerai Sambar is one of the most loved dishes in our family. This is a very tasty and healthy dish. The preparation is quite simple and can be served with hot idly and dosa or plain rice. This Murungai or drumstick leaves are rightly called as ‘Potential life saver’, due to its rich protein content. Also the leaves are packed with essential vitamins and minerals esp. Vit A & C. It prevents Malnutrition and related diseases.



This tiny Murungai leaves has enormous benefits like…


·         4 times the Vit  A of Carrot
·         7 times the Vit C of Orange
·         4 times the calcium of Milk
·         3 times the Potassium of Bananas
·         ¾ times the Iron of Spinach
·         2 times the protein of yogurd

I will be preparing this Murungai Keerai sambar, frequently,

and here is the recipe of the lip-smacking delicacies of South India for you…

Ingredients:


·         Murungai Keerai                                    - 2 cups
·         Toor dal                                                - 100 g
·         Oil                                                        - 2 tsp
·         Onion                                                   - 1
·         Tomato                                                 - 1
·         Asafetida pwd                                       - ¼ tsp
·         Turmeric pwd                                        - ½ tsp
·         Methi seeds                                          - ½ tsp
·         Mustard                                                - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                                   - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly                                              - 1 or 2
·         Red chilly pwd                                      - 1 tbsp
·         Coriander pwd                                       - ½ tbsp
·         Sambar pwd                                         - ½ tbsp
·         Tamarind juice                                       - 1 tbsp
·         Salt to taste

Method:


1.     Wash and pressure cook the toor dal along with asafetida, turmeric pwd.
2.     Heat oil in a pan, season with methi seeds, mustard, cumin, red chilly and curry leaves.
3.     Wait to crackle.
4.     Add chopped onion and sauté till it turns light pink.
5.     Add chopped tomatoes, stir until it is cooked.
6.     Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd and salt.
7.     Stir well add Murungai (drumstick leaves).
8.     Sauté in low flame. Add sambar pwd , salt , water and allow to cook covered for 5 mins.
9.     Now add the mashed dal, tamarind juice,
10.  Stir well and allow to boil for 2 to 3 mins.


11.  Serve hot with white steamed rice.


59 Yummy Comments:

Kairali sisters said...

We love drumstick leaves, be it sambar, thoran or even dal. Looks yummy ..
Love
Kairali sisters

PranisKitchen said...

really delicious sambar very nutritious one..our favorite dish..love the thoan with the leaves..good one

Uma said...

sambar with drumstick leaves is new for me.. Interesting!

GayathriRaj said...

Hey i always get these leaves in the stores but dnt knw what to make frm it...ur recipe is too good to make and easy too....thanku so much dear....gr8 thought....

Satya said...

sambar with drumstick leaves superb...i never tried this ...thanks jay for introducing this to me ...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Now where will I go for these leaves in the US? Atleast the drumstick, i get the frozen ones. I miss Murugai leaves. Hey, I try that Thalappa Biryani. I loved it.

Jay, that sounds wonderful. Never really prepared anything with leaves of drunstick plant. Amazing new recipe.

divya said...

sambar with drumstick leaves superb...i never tried this ..Amazing new recipe.

Chitra said...

looks so good!

Swathi said...

Nice one I have small plant. I am dreaming already about this sambar.

Priya said...

I love sambar with murungai keerai,with lemon pickle and rice..its tastes absolutely divine..yumm!

My favorite..I also love the poriyal with grated coconut..Simply love it !!! Do you reside in India?? I have not seen these leaves in the US..

Nitha said...

I love these leaves with dal.. Never tried it in sambar.. But your sambar looks delicious..

hi jay,

Iam a gr8 fan of murungaikeerai.This sambar is really delicious...Very healthy recipe and tasty too.

Geetha Achal said...

எனக்கு முருங்கைக்கீரை என்றால் மிகவும் பிடிக்கும்...ஆனால் இங்கு கிடைப்பது இல்லை...ரொம்பவும் மிஸ் செய்கிறேன்...பகிர்வுக்கு மிகவும் நன்றி...

Krishnaveni said...

healthy and superb delicious sambar...so good

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us....Looks delicious

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nirmala said...

I wish I had your depth of knowledge on Indian cooking. I was just thinking I need to learn my mom's recipes though for her it's this and that w/ no measurements what so ever!

BeenaShylesh said...

haaaa same pinch dear...i too made same.....but cooking way is some what different..but the name is same......urs look delisious dear...

Jay said...

Hy Kairali Sisteres, Pranis Kitchen, Uma, Gayathri, Satya,

Thanx for the sweet comments. Hope you have a great day.

Jay said...

Dear Cool Lassie,
Its really sad you miss this nutritious leaves...;(
Happy to know you tried and tasted the Thalapakattu Biryani. You got nice blog too with fascinating recipes. I love your awesome clicks dear.

Jay said...

Dear Priya, Divya & Chitra,
Thank you. Its truly inspiring n encouraging...!

Jay said...

Hy Swathi,
Sure your Murungai plant is going to delight you soon.

Jay said...

Yes, Shabitha I reside in Incredible India. And we have 2 murungai trees in our backyard and this health packed dish is my hubby's fav.

Jay said...

Give a try Nitha...sure you like it...!

Jay said...

Me too Prema, really the taste is awesome.

Jay said...

Thanx Geetha, Krishnaveni, Deepa.

Hope to see you often..!

Jay said...

Dear Nirmala,

TQ for your compliments yaar...!

I love your healthy recipes and the cute way of presentation dear. U r really talented.

Jay said...

Beena, thats lovely, we posted the same recipe, same time...!
Yours look great too dear.

Looks super hearty, unfortunately we can't get moringa leaves here!

Looks super delicious. Thanks for the nutritional info. Will definitely try it :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

delicious sambhar, simply superb

Rachana Kothari said...

Sambar with drumstick leaves looks so tempting. I love sambar :-)

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and yummy..looks so delicious...

Jaisy James said...

kollam adipoli thuvare ingane try cheythittilla jaya. onnu try cheyyanam.

Hi Jay you have a cool blog. I miss murungkai kiirai here. I like this sambar!!!!

ARUNA said...

wow yummy sambar....now i feel like making the same for lunch today!!

Lyndsey said...

Jay this dish looks wonderful! Too bad I have never seen the leaves here. Nothing better than having a "lifesaver" plant in your backyard! :D

vanathy said...

முருங்கை கீரை இங்கே கிடைப்பது கஷ்டம். எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த கீரை. அருமையான ரெசிப்பி.

LK said...

englishla potta naanga eppadi padikarathu

wow... looks delicious...been a while since I made this... you reminded me now...may be this weekend...lets see if I can find the leaves...thanks for sharing the recipe

homewarming said...

I tried these leaves for the first time in Kerala. It's delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Now I can try it at home.

Healthy sambar recipe. Nice idea of infusing green in to food. YUM!.

Jay said...

Thanx so much for the sweet comments Friends...Have a nice day...!
Do come Again...!

Thanks once again...;)

Wow...drumstick leaves in sambar...looks so healthy!! I don't know how will I able to get this in UK..;-((

Rajee said...

Delicious sambar Jay. I love murungai keerai but unfortunately we dont get them here.

R.Gopi said...

Hi Jay

This is my maiden visit to your blog...

அட... முருங்கை கீரை சாம்பார்.. பார்த்த உடனே சாப்பிடணும் போல இருக்கு... சரி... இதுல தக்காளி போடலாமா என்ன?

LBTurner*1959 said...

Hi Jay, nice blog! :>) I've never heard of Murungai or drumstick leaves. Potential life saver, huh? I will have to see if I can find some. Thanks for the great info!!!

PJ said...

sambhar looks very yummy!

Jeannie said...

This dish looks delicious! Now I know where to go to drool over Indian food:D

Jay said...

Hy Jagruti, Raji,
Truly that's bad you don't get this in your place...! Try d frozen one...something is better than nothing. Wat do you say..:)

Padhu said...

Healthy and yummy sambar !!

Velva said...

That is one healthy looking lentil stew. The leaves are very interesting. I am sure that I would not be able to locate them here in Florida.

Leena said...

First time here,You have a lovely space..Drumstick leaves sambhar looks very appetising..Nice clicks!!

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Vidhya said...

Sambar looks tempting and yummy!!!

Usha said...

Lovely sambar, nutritious and delicious :-)

Sanjana said...

This looks so interesting. I've never heard of these leaves and this dish sounds really delicious. I'd love to try it!

Sanjana said...

This looks so interesting. I've never heard of these leaves and this dish sounds really delicious. I'd love to try it!

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