Drumstick leaves (muringayila) is one of the best leafy vegetables. Drumstick leaves are good for health and disease prevention. You can make a delicious sambar with drumstick leaves.
1. Drumstick leaves- Two cups
2. 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder
1 tsp Chili powder
1.5 tsp coriander powder
3. 1/2 cup Toor dal
4. 2 medium Onion
5. 1 Tomato
6. 3 Green chillies
7. Tamarind - about the size of a gooseberry
8. Salt - as needed
9. 1 tbsp Coconut oil
10. 1 tsp Mustard
11. 2 Dried Chillies
12. 4 Small onions
13. 4 cups of water
Drumstick leaves should be washed well and finely chopped.
Roast the second ingredients in a pan over a low heat.
In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, onion, tomato, green chillies, tamarind paste, roasted masala, two cups of water and salt and cook until three whistles come.
Heat the coconut oil in another pan and splutter the mustard. Add dried chillies and finely chopped onion and when the onion turns brown, add the leaves.
When the water in the coriander leaves dries , add the sambar, 2 cups of boiling water and enough salt.
When it boils well, turn off the heat.
Delicious and nutritious muringayila sambar is ready.
It is a good combination with dosha, idli and rice.