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Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry | Murungai Keerai Poriyal

Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry is loaded with iron and many other nutrients and hence it's very important to add this to our food at least once a week.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: TamilNadu
Servings: 3
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • Drumstick Leaves – 1 big bunch
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garlic pods – 4
  • Onion – 1
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt as needed

To Grind:

  • Coconut – ¼ cup
  • Dry Red Chilli - 3


  • Remove the drumstick leaves from its stalk, wash well, and keep it ready. Heat a pan with oil once its hot add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds let them splutter and then add in the crushed garlic pods.
  • Next, add in the onion and saute till glossy and then add in the Turmeric powder and Salt. Sauté for a min and then add in the drumstick leaves.
  • Mix well and keep cooking at a medium flame. Meanwhile grind the coconut and dry red chili together to a coarse paste and keep it ready.
  • Once the leaves are cooked add in the ground coconut paste and mix well. Cook for another 1 min and then switch off the flame.


  • Serve hot with Rice.
  • Can add egg or peanuts in the end to enhance the taste.
  • Never add water to cook the drumstick leaves also don’t close the pan while cooking.
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