Moringa Leaves (Murungai Keerai) contains lot of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Vitamin C etc
It prevents mouth ulcer, stomach ulcer, eye diseases etc. There are many recipes which can be prepared with Murungai Keerai as the main ingredient. Murungai Keerai Poriyal is one of them which can be served with steamed Rice and Sambar, Rasam, Kozhambu etc.
Murungai Keerai (Moringa Leaves) – 3 cups tightly packed
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seed – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 2 tsp
Sugar – ½ tsp
Red Chilli – 4 (broken)
Onion (finely chopped) – 2
Garlic Pod – 5
Grated Coconut – ½ cup
Salt to taste
Heat the Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seed, Urad Dal and Red Chilli. Stir for a few seconds.
Add Chopped Onion and garlic and sauté till the Onion become translucent.
Add a cup of water and Sugar. (Sugar retains the color of the leaves). When water starts boiling, add the cleaned and washed Murungai Leaves. Cover with a lid.
Allow it to cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Turn the leaves and simmer for another 4 to 5 minutes till the water evaporates.
Add the grated Coconut and salt.
Sauté for a minute.
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve with Rice or Roti.