Protein-rich Moringa Dal | Drumstick Leaves with Lentils | Moringa Kootu | Drumstick Leaves Dal | How to make Drumstick Leaves Dal Curry

1 hr 25 mins Main Course

Protein-rich Moringa Dal | Drumstick Leaves with Lentils | Moringa Kootu | Drumstick Leaves Dal | How to make Drumstick Leaves Dal Curry- Are you looking for a nutritious Curry to go with Rice? Then make this Moringa stew. Here is a detailed recipe of this simple Lentil-based dish with images and a video.

Dal is something we make as a matter of routine! But the Lentils made with Drumstick Leaves are really special. It is a Tamil Nadu special recipe.

It tastes great with Rice and Roti and cools down the body in Summers. It may look like regular Lentils but tastes really delicious.

Tamil Nadu has many kinds of Stews, and each one is distinctive. I really like this Moringa Stew.

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Tips

  1. Lentils cook well if they are soaked for an hour before cooking.

  2. The cooked Lentils should not be mashed. The Lentils should retain their shape and should melt in the mouth.

  3. The Raw grated Coconut and Coconut Oil we add to the very end give an exceptional taste. But do not cook for more than a minute after adding the Coconut. If cooked for too long, the Coconut loses its fresh aroma.

  4. As we add Green Gram to the Stew, it becomes solid after cooling. In case you feel it is too thick, you can add some hot water and dilute it.

  5. Stew is not thin in consistency like regular Dal. It is a little thick.

Protein-rich Moringa Dal | Drumstick Leaves with Lentils | Moringa Kootu | Drumstick Leaves Dal | How to make Drumstick Leaves Dal Curry - Recipe Video

Protein-rich Moringa Dal | Drumstick Leaves with Lentils | Moringa Kootu | Drumstick Leaves Dal | How to make Drumstick Leaves Dal Curry

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  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Soaking Time 1 hr
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

  • To cook the Stew
  • 1 cup Split Green Gram
  • 3 tbsp Raw Bengal Gram
  • 15 - 20 Pigeon Pea
  • 1/2 cup Onions Sliced
  • 4 Green Chillies sliced
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 2.5 cup Water
  • For Seasoning
  • Green Coriander – A small bunch
  • 100 gm Moringa
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 Red Chillies
  • 5 Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup Raw Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Soak all the Lentils for an hour and cook in a cooker to 4 whistles.
  2. Heat Oil and add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Red Chillies and chopped Garlic and fry.
  3. Add Moringa and fry until the raw smell goes.
  4. Mix the softly cooked Lentils and Salt. Add some water, if necessary.
  5. At the very last, add the Raw Coconut and Coconut Oil, mix well, cook for a minute and remove from the fire.

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