Murungai Keerai Puttu - Drumstick Leaves Puttu Recipe

Murungai Keerai Puttu is a South Indian breakfast dish which is made with fresh drumstick leaves and millet flour. It is packed with flavors and taste from the fresh coconut and the nutrition form the drumstick leaves. Serve it with Kadala Curry for your weekend breakfasts.

Swathy Nandhini
Murungai Keerai Puttu - Drumstick Leaves Puttu Recipe
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Murungai Keerai Puttu is a breakfast dish which is made with fresh drumstick leaves. It is a traditional, healthy breakfast recipe that can also be served as evening snacks.

This puttu is loaded with goodness of drumstick leaves and millets as we have used millets puttu powder. This is a traditional dish with the addition of Drumstick leaves, which makes it even more nutritious.

Serve Murungai Keerai Puttu along with Kerala Kadala Curry for a healthy breakfast meal or you can also relish it for lunch.

If you like this Puttu recipe, here are some more Puttu recipes that you can make with Kadala Curry or other curries:

  1. Kerala Matta Rice Puttu Recipe
  2. Aval Puttu Recipe
  3. Kerala Style Ragi Puttu Recipe

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Kerala Puttu Steamer
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


2 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Ragi Flour (Finger Millet/ Nagli)
  • 1/2 cup Bajra Flour ( Pearl Millet)
  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1 cup Drumstick Leaves (Moringa/Murungai Keerai)
  • Salt , as required
  • Water , as required
  • 2 teaspoons Ghee
  • 1 cup Fresh coconut , grated

How to make Murungai Keerai Puttu - Drumstick Leaves Puttu Recipe

  1. To begin making the Murungai Keerai Puttu recipe, heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan.

  2. Add the drumstick leaves to it and saute for a minute until it shrinks. Keep aside.

  3. Add ragi flour, bajra flour and rice flour in a mixing bowl. Add salt to it and mix well. Sprinkle water little by little and rub into flour to make it crumbly.

  4. It has to be in puttu consistency. That is, if small amount of flour is taken and pressed in palm it has to hold shape and crumble if pressed further tightly.

  5. Add water to the base vessel of puttu maker until 3/4th and place it on stove. Now place the disc with holes at bottom of top cylindrical vessel.

  6. Add 3 teaspoons of coconut to the cylindrical vessel, followed by 2 teaspoons of sauteed drumstick leaves and half of the prepared puttu flour.

  7. Layer it again with coconut, drumstick leaves and remaining puttu flour until it reaches top. Close with lid and place the cylindrical vessel on top of base vessel on stove.

  8. Steam the Murungai Keerai Puttu for 10 minutes on medium flame or until the top starts releasing steam.

  9. Once done, allow Murungai Keerai Puttu to cool and remove the puttu from cylindrical vessel using the stick that accompanied the puttu maker.

  10. The healthy drumstick leaves puttu is ready to serve. Serve Murungai Keerai Puttu along with Kerala Kadala Curry for a healthy breakfast meal or you can also relish it for lunch.