Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe

It is quick stir fry of the drumstick leaves tossed with ground masala coconut.

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Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe

Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe is quick stir fry of the drumstick leaves tossed with ground masala coconut. The fresh coconut and with other spices like cumin seeds, red chilli powder and turmeric are ground first and then it is added to a kadai with hot oil. It is fried for few minutes and then tossed with the drumsticks and sautéed till everything combines and flavor develops. Drumstick leaves are excellent source of protein and vitamins. It has a unique taste which has slight bitterness as well as chewy texture.

Serve the Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe along with some steam rice and  Kerala Style Ulli Theeyal Recipe (Small Onions Roasted in Spicy Tamarind Recipe) for your lunch.

If you are looking for more Kerala Recipes here are some :

  1. Kerala Avial Recipe (Mixed Vegetables in Coconut)
  2. Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fry)
  3. Kerala Style Appam Recipe (Fermented Rice Pancakes With Coconut) 

 

Cuisine: Kerala
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Drumstick Leaves (Moringa/Murungai Keerai) , or Murrungai Keerai
  • 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt , to taste
  • Coconut Oil , for cooking
  • To Grind
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder

Directions for Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe

  1. We begin making the Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe by cleaning the leaves first, try removing twigs and use only the leaves and wash it thoroughly.

  2. Then in a mixer grind all the ingredients that are mentioned in the list. Keep it aside.

  3. Heat a kadai, add oil, splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add in ginger and onions and fry till it becomes translucent.

  4. Then add in the ground masala and fry them for 2 minutes and then add in the washed drumstick leaves. Sauté and combine the masala with the leaves.

  5. Sprinkle some water, cover it and cook for about 10 minutes. Then check for seasonings by adding some salt, give it one last stir and serve.

  6. Serve the Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe along with some steam rice and  Kerala Style Ulli Theeyal Recipe (Small Onions Roasted in Spicy Tamarind Recipe) for your lunch.

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Last Modified On Friday, 24 February 2017 10:46

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