Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Drumstick Leaves Dal

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Recently returned from a road trip from San Diego-Seattle-San Diego driving along the beautiful Pacific coast.On the way back I stopped by at the Indian grocery store in San Jose.Along with other fresh veggies there were fresh drumstick leaves nicely tucked away. I had been looking for these for a while at the asian stores here.The last time I found was like few years ago.I used to hate them as a child but it is a delicacy now.The flavors of the leaves that we get here are not that strong as compared to the ones we get in India.May be that's one of the reasons I enjoy them more but I enjoyed it during my recent India trip so its probably not the flavor.These leaves are available in abundance in India and because of its huge nutritional values are cooked frequently in households.May be its the theory of supply and demand or I may have educated myself into eating nutritious food.Whatever be the reason I love eating it now and every possible opportunity I get I buy them and devour them.You can get more info on these leaves here
I made some dal with the leaves as my husband loves dal and the leaves looked perfect for making the same.Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients
1 cup cooked toor dal
1 cup drumstick leaves(only leaves) - roughly chopped
3-4 serrano chillies
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
5-6 garlic cloves chopped finely
Blueberry sized tamarind
Few dried red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin,urad and mustard seeds each
1/4 tsp turmeric powder and asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
Oil

Method
Heat oil in a pan add onions,garlic,salt when the onions are golden add green chillies,tomatoes,turmeric powder,tamarind and stir cook for a few minutes till the tomatoes are nicely mashed up then add drumstick leaves stir cook for a few minutes add cooked dal add some water stir to blend well.After it cools down a bit blend it in a blender.Heat oil in a small pan add urad dal,mustard,cumin seeds,red chillies,asafoetida for seasoning.Add it over the dal and enjoy hot over some rice.

37 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy and delicious dal.. looks too good. :)
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Deeksha said...

Never cooked dal with drumstick leaves. Sounds healthy and tempting. Thanks for sharing.

Prathibha said...

very delicious dal...looks yumm..I love teh taste of drumstick leaves...

Muraligeetham said...

delicious!! love drumstick leaves dal curry ..

Kaveri said...

Healthy and nutritious dal...I usually have it only in adai...Must try this dal...

jeyashrisuresh said...

i am so lazy to clean this leaves and ad in my cooking. with dal it taste so yum.healthy recipe

Rekha shoban said...

very healthy dal....nice click pushpa!

Archana said...

Man I am drooling. This looks fantastic. I will get some leaves soon.

Ambreen said...

That looks awesome, nice combination!

Suman Singh said...

healthy and delicious dal..perfect with rice..

ANU said...

wow...this reminds me of being in India....

khushi ( a girl's diary) said...

very healthy and green daal.....nice recipe

SinFoodie said...

Wow, never had this combination. Looks so tempting..

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Delicious dal..remember times back in India..
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious curry...Its in my draft from a long time..:)

Santosh Bangar said...

i never heard of using drumsticks leaves in dal. it is healthy .i will try it soon

soujanya said...

Dal looks wonderful...delicious...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow,t hat looks great, love the color. never cooked with these leaves before.

Suja said...

Healthy and delicious dal..yum

Shanavi said...

Pushpa, Am a great fan for drumstick leaves and it's really inviting with all the tadka on the top

Gayu said...

Very yummy dal..I love drumstick leaves..Have never found them here in SD..


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Nithya said...

Rich in iron and fibre. Delicious too :)

Sayantani said...

I love the flavour of these leaves. dal looks great.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Oh i so much eating them such a earthen dish!

Vidhya said...

My mom too makes like this but I never tried it myself.Your curry looks so tempting.

divya said...

looks fabulous! Lovely presentation :)

hemalata said...

Very healthy and delicious dal.

Babli said...

Very interesting and innovative recipe. Dal looks yummy and also very good for health.

Kurryleaves said...

looks delicious

CinnamonNChillies said...

Hi..thanks for dropping by my space. This is one of the most gorgeous Daal clicks I have ever seen :-) Keep visiting. Chao!

Sharada

Sobha Shyam said...

so healthy and delicious dal, wish i could get some fresh drumstick leaves here in uS..

Shobha said...

Never cooked drumstick leaves...looks really nice..I'll give it a try.

aipi said...

My mom used to make drumstick leaves curry n fritters, never had this in this dal form ~ sounds like a great idea!
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JishasKitchen said...

WOW....DELICIOUS AND VERY HEALTHY CURRY,,GREAT WITH RICE...:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Anytime comfort food...greens dhal with rice and ghee...yummm

Ramya said...

Thatz looks super healthy...one of my fav:-)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Hey dear first time here..but I think I know u ...u hv a bful blog with stunning pics..wonder how I missed it...
Anyways would love to hear a word from u too...
this looks delicious..any leftovers pls.?..Yummo
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