Moringa leaves chutney powder / Drumstick leaves powder recipe
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 12, 2020

I had heard and read so much of moringa leaves, but I had never seen them. Using it in my cooking was just a dream, I did ask a few vegetable vendors but I never got a futile answer. Thus, my search for moringa leaf ended. But suddenly, last week, one morning, my maid brings a bagful of these leaves and I was in awe. Well, at last I did cook with these leaves in my lifetime and now I know from where to get them.

Moringa leaves are super healthy and rightly called as “Magical Moringa”. It is rich in iron, fibre and anti-oxidants. A  few benefits of these leaves are listed below.

Benefits of moringa leaves:
  • It aids in weight loss.
  • It helps to lower the cholesterol level.
  • It helps to improve the digestive system.
  • It fights insomnia. It is rich in proteins and helps to boost the feel good hormones.
  • It is rich in nutrients. It has three times more iron than spinach and  twice the amount of protein in milk.

Moringa leaf chutney powder makes a good condiment. It tastes good with hot steamed rice when served with a little ghee or oil. It pairs well with curd rice. It is ideal to use with idly and dosa.

How to separate the moringa leaves:

Separating the moringa leaves from the stalk is a tremendous task.  The leaves are small and one needs ample time and patience to do it. The best way to remove the leaves is to put the fresh stalk of leaves in a polythene bag, tie it tightly and keep it aside for a day. The next day, most of the leaves shed by themselves. You can also string them very easily now.

 

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 Moringa Leaves Chutney Powder

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup moringa leaves (drumstick leaves, nuggekayi soppu)
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • a small piece of tamarind
  • jaggery
  • salt
  • asafoetida
Method:
  1. Wash the moringa leaves and put them to dry on a cloth.
  2. Dry roast the coconut. Put it aside on a plate.
  3. Dry roast the urad dal. Put it aside.
  4. Dry roast the moringa leaves until they are crispy.
  5. Take a little oil, put the chilly powder and roast it.
  6. Roast the tamarind for a few seconds.
  7. Once they are cool, at first, grind the coconut and urad dal together. Then, add the roasted moringa leaves and grind them together for a few seconds. Add tamarind, salt and  jaggery to it. Grind.
  8. Take oil in a pan, heat it, add asafoetida and remove it. Put the ground powder to it and mix well.
  9. Moringa leaf chutney powder is ready to serve.
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Moringa Leaf Chutney Powder

Moringa leaf chutney powder is a tasty, healthy condiment ideal to store at home. It tastes good with steamed rice, idli, dosa or chapati.
Course condiments
Cuisine South Indian
Keyword chatnipudi, dry chutney powder, healthy recipes, moringa leaves, nugge soppu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moringa leaves drumstick leaves
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • a small piece of tamarind
  • jaggery
  • salt
  • a pinch of asafoetida

Instructions

  1. Wash the moringa leaves and put them to dry on a cloth.
  2. Dry roast the coconut. Put it aside on a plate.
  3. Dry roast the urad dal. Put it aside.
  4. Dry roast the moringa leaves until they are crispy.
  5. Take a little oil, put the chilly powder and roast it. Put the asafoetida over it.
  6. Roast the tamarind for a few seconds.
  7. Once they are cool, at first, grind the coconut and urad dal together. Then, add the roasted moringa leaves and grind them together for a few seconds. Add tamarind, salt and  jaggery to it. Grind.
  8. Moringa leaf chutney powder is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Store in clean jar.

The other kind of chutney powder recipes that I have on blog are : Garlic chutney powder, Peanut chutney powder, Curry leaf powder

The other recipe that I have using moringa leaves is a guest post by Lathiya used in dal 

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10 Comments

  1. blessmyf🍎🍏dbypayal

    Moringa leaves chutney powder sounds so interesting. Great to read about its health benefits. From how to remove the leaves from stems to how to make chutney powder, you have narrated everything beautifully.

    Reply
  2. Pavani

    That is a very healthy and nutritious chutney powder using moringa leaves. We have recently started getting fresh drumstick leaves in the grocery stores these days, will have to try this powder some time.

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  3. mayurisjikoni

    Using moringa leaves in cooking is my dream too, though we have many moringa trees in Mombasa, reaching the leaves is a task. Such a lovely way to use moringa leaves, to make a chutney powder. Can be used with idlis, dosa, sandwiches, practically anything.

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  4. Lata Lala

    Moringa leaves chutney powder sounds so interesting. We sindhi’s love everything about moringa. Be it flowers or drumsticks we use it in many ways.
    I have never tried making powder. Planning to make it soon.

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  5. Jolly

    Moringa leaves chutney powder sounds so flavorful and very interesting recipe itself. I have never used moringa leaves on my cooking, even I don’t no they such healthy benefits also. Comfort food and looks delicious. A well explained recipe.

    Reply
  6. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    This is a super food for sure and I love it in the chutney powder form as we can use it regularly in our diet. We get drumstick leaves at times in our local store and next time I see some, I will make this to store. Thanks for a lovely recipe!

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  7. Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

    I have heard a lot about moringa leaves and it’s benefits but have not found yet here in the UK, chutney sounds so interesting would love to try it.

    Reply
  8. Uma Srinivas

    Never tried this chutney powder. After looking at your ingredient list, i am very intrigued. thank you for this awesome recipe

    Reply
  9. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Heard a lot about Moringa leaves benefits but never tried in my kitchen . Such an amazing
    and healthy recipe . Definitely will try soon .

    Reply
  10. Lathiskitchen

    This is such a healthy recipe. Its amazing you tried chutney powder with moringa leaves.

    Reply

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