Nov 7, 2008

Murungai Keerai Kootu

Recipe marathon2# 7th day

Murungai keerai is called drumstick leaves in English. It contains very good iron & folic acid and it helps to improve hemoglobin in blood. It is very good for diabetic patients.When taking proper iron in our regular meal, it helps to reduce weight. I’ve collected some details about Murungai keerai & would like to share with all. Here I’ve added kollu also but its optional.


It contains 7 times the vitamin c in oranges, 4 times the calcium in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in carrots, 2 times the protein in milk, 3 times the potassium in bananas. Now the recipe is…...


Ingredients

Murungai keerai leaves – 1 cup

Splitted green gram – ¾ cup

Kollu – 1 hand full

Coconut (grated) – 2 tbs

Red chilly (long) – 2 nos

Urad dal (black gram) – 1 tbs

Jeera – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 2-3 pinch

Salt - as per taste

For tempering

Mustard

Oil – 1tsp

Here I measured 1 cup of keerai means, after separated from the stem, then clean & chopped. Cook splitted green gram & kollu together in cooker, leave it for 3-4 whistles and keep aside. Add little oil in a kadai, fry r.chilli, urad dal; grind it with raw jeera & grated coconut into fine paste. Now cook Murungai keerai with turmeric powder. When it is cooked ¾ th add grinded paste, mix it well & leave it to boil for a while, later add cooked dal into the mixture. Temper it with mustard seeds.



My co- runners are


1) DK
2)Siri
3)Srivalli
4)Ranji
5)PJ
6)Curry
7)Medha
8)Priya
9)Bhawna
10)Raaji
11)Ruchii
12)Anu
13)Kamala
14)Roopa
15)Divya Kudua
16)Rekha
17)Divya M
18)Lakshmi
19)Raaga
20)Lakshmi Venkatesh
21)Sripriya
22)Viji


23)Kamalika
24)Pavani



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7 comments:

  1. what a healthy recipe :). good one.

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  2. Healthy drumstick curry.

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  3. Love to have this kootu with hot steaming rice..nice viji..thanks for sharing the award too..congrats on ur award.

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  4. Healthy gravy with the leaves.good with rice.

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  5. Very interesting recipe I have been experimenting with this green for sometime.

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  6. my tummy and these greens dont get along.So I prepare kootu with palak/other varieties of greens..

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