Moringa Leaves Soup/Murungakeerai Soup/Drumstick Leaves Soup

Drumstick leaves or moringa leaves have a host of benefits. They improve the body’s immunity and are a good source of proteins, calcium and iron. Lactating mothers are encouraged to consume moringa leaves as it is said that they improve breast milk production.

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This recipe is extremely healthy and easy to make as well. It is to be noted that leafy vegetables are best cooked in an open pot instead of a pressure cooker or closed vessel.

Ingredients:

  • Moringa leaves – 1 small bunch
  • Garlic pods – 5
  • Shallots – 10 (or alternatively 1 onion)
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee/butter

Method:

  • Use drumstick leaves along with the stem but discard the thick stem.
  • Wash the leaves.
  • Add ghee/butter to a pan.
  • Add the garlic, onions, jeera and coriander seeds and fry for a minute.
  • Add the leaves.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of water.
  • Cook without the lid.
  • Once the leaves and the ingredients are well-cooked, switch off the flame and allow to cool.
  • Once it cools, grind and filter with the help of a sieve.
  • Add salt and pepper powder to taste.
  • Add some butter for extra flavour when serving.
  • Serve hot.
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Recipe contributed by Kauvery well-wisher Mrs. Lavanya Mukil
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