Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe

It is quick stir fry of the drumstick leaves tossed with ground coconut masala. 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 keerai thoran along with steamed rice and mor kuzhambu.

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Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe
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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. It has a unique taste which has slight bitterness as well as chewy texture. 

Did you know? - Drumstick leaves is known for its excellent source of nutrition and is natural energy booster. Drumstick leaves also known as Moringa, helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar in diabetics and is a also sleep aid. Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa's ability to purify water. Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria.

Serve the Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe along with some Steamed 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 that you can make for your everyday meals:

  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 Recipes
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 (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder

How to make Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe

  1. To begin making the Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe, firstly clean the leaves first, try removing twigs and use only the leaves and wash it thoroughly.

  2. Then in a mixer grinder, add all the ingredients that are mentioned in the list (fresh coconut, cumin, turmeric powder and chilli powder). 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 Steamed Rice and Kerala Style Ulli Theeyal Recipe (Small Onions Roasted in Spicy Tamarind Recipe) for your lunch.

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