drumstick leaves dal with coconut | guest post
Drumstick Leaves Dal with Coconut | Guest Post Series
Written by Jayashree
Published on October 24, 2018
Drumstick leaves are healthy and make a good combination in dal. Try this delicious dal for a comfort and quick meal.
It’s a guest post today and I have Lathiya Shanmugasundaram of Lathiskitchen. Welcome Lathiya to blogspace. Blogging has made me interact with many different indivduals around the globe, Lathiya is one among them, glad to know her in this blogging journey. She has moringa leaf dal for us, I have heard so much about it, do need to search for it in my place.
Without much ado, it’s over to Lathiya.
Thank you for having me on your space. Here I present you the healthy, easy and delicious Drumstick Leaves Dal with Coconut.
Drumstick leaves are packed with lots of nutrients. It’s said that drumstick leaves have anti carcinogenic properties and it is a must to include in your diet. If you haven’t start using it in your meal plan yet, this is the time to start from this dal curry.
Making this dal is not so complicated. You can make this dal within 30 minutes. The only time consuming part in making this dal is cleaning the drumstick leaves. It’s a tedious job of cleaning drumstick leaves. You have to be careful not to include the sticks and only leaf should be used. I used to clean the drumstick leaves a day before making this dal. So it takes just less than 30 minutes when I make this dal.
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drumstick leaves dal with coconut

Ingredients 
  • Drumstick leaves – 1 cup tightly packed
  • Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Coconut – 1/4 cup grated
  • Jeera seeds –  1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Shallots – 3 or 4 thinly sliced
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee / Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
Method
  1. Clean and wash the drumstick leaves. Keep aside.
  2. Cook dal in pressure cooker till mushy. Keep aside.
  3. Grind coconut with jeera seeds to smooth paste. Keep aside.
  4. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan. Sauté the drumstick leaves for a minute.
  5. Add the cooked dal in sautéed drumstick leaves. Add little water to cook the drumstick leaves.
  6. Add turmeric powder and red chili powder.
  7. Let it boil in medium flame. Do not over cook the drumstick leaves.
  8. Add the grounded coconut to the dal and drumstick leaves mix with required water. Add required salt.
  9. When the raw smell of coconut goes, remove the pan from the heat.
  10. In another pan, add remaining 1/2 tsp of  ghee or oil. When it is hot, add mustard seeds.
  11. When it crackle, add sliced shallots and sauté till golden .
  12. Add it to the dal. Serve along with hot rice.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup drumstick leaves tightly packed
  • 1/4 cup dal
  • 1/4 cup coconut grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3 or 4 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ghee/coconut oil
  • salt as required

Instructions

  1. Cook dal in pressure cooker till mushy. Keep aside.

  2. Grind coconut with jeera seeds to smooth paste. Keep aside.


  3. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan. Sauté the drumstick leaves for a minute.
  4. Add the cooked dal in sautéed drumstick leaves. Add little water to cook the drumstick leaves. Add turmeric powder and red chili powder. Let it boil in medium flame. Do not over cook the drumstick leaves.
  5. Add the grounded coconut to the dal and drumstick leaves mix with required water. Add required salt. When the raw smell of coconut goes, remove the pan from the heat.

  6. In another pan, add remaining 1/2 tsp of ghee or oil. When it is hot, add mustard seeds. When it crackle, add sliced shallots and sauté till golden .

  7. Add it to the dal. Serve along with hot rice.

About the author :   Lathiya Shanmugasundaram is the person behind lathiskitchen.org.She was born and brought up in India but now settled in US. She is the mother of two super active kids. She has both Malyali and Tamil recipes on her blog.

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5 Comments

  1. Lathiya

    Thank you Jaya 😊 for letting me share your space

    Reply
  2. Mildly Indian

    The dal look incredibly yummy Lathiya. Jaya, so sweet of you to build this guest post series.

    Reply
  3. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    Looks delicious! It’s hard to find moringa leaves here, but whenever I spot them I always buy it and make this dal. Taste so good 🙂 I need to add some grated coconut next time!

    Reply
  4. mayurisjikoni

    I’m so in awe of all the drumstick leaves recipes that I’m seeing everywhere. What a healthy way to include them in ones diet. Would love this have this dal with some rice.

    Reply
  5. Sri Mallya

    This Is so creative dear. Looks so delicious too. i will soon try your recipe.

    Reply

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