• 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


  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.