Drumstick Leaves Dal

22 Apr

Munagaaku Podi Pappu


Drumstick Leaves a bunch
Toor Dal 1 cup
Garlic 5 pods
Green Chiles 3
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and pat dry drumstick leaves.
Don’t pluck each leaf seperately.
Just pull the leaves off of the drumstick stalks.
Remove stems, wash and slice green chiles.
Peel and mash the garlic pods.

Wash toor dal in water thoroughly.
In a small sauce pan, cook toor dal in 2 cups of water until just cooked and soft from inside.

Heat oil in a wok, add mashed garlic and all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, drumstick leaves and salt.
Stir fry the drumstick leaves until soft.
Then add cooked toor dal and turmeric powder.
Mix thoroughly and leave until all the moisture is evaporated.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Toor dal needs to be cooked right.

6 Responses to “Drumstick Leaves Dal”

  1. Divya Vikram April 22, 2008 at 7:50 pm #

    healthy dish!

  2. sagari April 22, 2008 at 8:50 pm #

    This looks sooo yummyyyyyyy

  3. Madhavi April 22, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    Very heathy dish. I never used drumstick leaves before, thanxx for sharing!!!

    Plz do visit @


  4. Kaykat April 23, 2008 at 11:51 am #

    Can’t get the leaves here 😦

    I like that your dal is chunky, the texture makes it so much better!

  5. anusharaji April 23, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    try with fenugreek leaves
    tastes somewhat similar


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