A Simple Curry with a Miracle Ingredient... Drumstick Leaves Elissery
 
 
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Recipe type: Main meal
Ingredients
  • 3 cups drumstick leaves, picked free of stems
  • ¾ tuvar dal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup scraped coconut (can be fresh or frozen; if frozen, thaw to room temperature)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 red chilies, broken into pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
Directions
  1. Boil the tuvar dal with enough water, till tender. If you use a pressure cooker, the dal will get cooked faster.
  2. Using a blender, coarsely grind the scraped coconut and cumin seeds, adding ladlefuls of water as required.
  3. When the dal is done, add the drumstick leaves, chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste to the cooked dal.
  4. Stir well and cook covered, for five minutes.
  5. Add the ground coconut mixture to the dal-drumstick leaves mix and stir to combine.
  6. Remove from heat before the curry comes to a boil.
  7. In a small pan, heat the oil.
  8. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. Keep a splatter screen handy, or you will have oil all over your stovetop.
  9. When they have finished spluttering, add the chili pieces and curry leaves.
  10. When the chili is fried, add the mustard-chili mix to the curry, along with the oil.
  11. Stir well and serve with boiled or steamed rice.
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/a-simple-curry-with-a-miracle-ingredient-drumstick-leaves-elissery/