Monday, December 19, 2011

Drumstick leaves Powder/ murungai-keerai podi

Ingredients:
1. Murungai keerai / Drumstick leaves – 1 Cup
2. Urad Dhall – ¼ Cup
3. Red Chillies – 2 Nos
4. Jeera / Cumin Seeds – ¼ tbsp
5. Asafoetida – a Pinch
6. Oil – ¼ tbsp
7. Salt to taste

Method:

1. Clean leaves and dry them. When dried dry roast the leaves in a pan till crisp and keep aside.
2. Put oil in a pan and roast the red chillies, urad dhall & cumin seeds separately and add asafoetida & salt.
3. Allow it to cool and powder them.
4. Store it in airtight container

Mix with Ghee or gingely oil. Goes well with rice, idli & dosas.

Variation: Curry leaves powder can be prepared in a similar way.  Chenna dhall can be added.

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