Drumstick leaves - Murungai keerai - 1 bunch
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal - Ulutham paruppu - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - Karuvepilai - small quantity
Red chillies - Kaintha milagai - 3 nos.
Grated/Shredded coconut - Thuriviya thengai - 2 table spoons
Ground nut powder - Verkadalai thul - 1 table spoon
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
- Remove leaves, wash and keep them aside. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, splutter mustard seeds, black gram dal, red chillies, curry leaves and little salt and asafoetida.
- Add green leaves and mix them well. Now add grated coconut. Mix them well.
Drumstick leaves poriyal is ready to be served. Serve with any of the rice item.
Note: This can be had for lunch and not for dinner as it will take some time for digestion.
Optional: Ingredients can be added/removed. Green gram dal can be cooked and added to this. It will give more taste. Care must be taken that it is not over cooked.
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