Drumstick Leaves Poriyal

4 from 3 votes

Drumstick leaves poriyal – an iron-rich thoran goes well with all rice varieties. Murungai keerai tempered with red chilies and coconut.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsLunch
Servings 3


  • Murunga Keerai Drumstick Leaves - 3 cups
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Coconut – 3 tbsp shredded
  • Salt add little amount
  • To temper: Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  • Red chilies – 2 nos.


  • Wash and clean drumstick leaves. Use drumstick flowers also if u want.
  • Heat a wok, add oil and temper with mustard, urad dal, channa dal and red chilies.
  • Add water and  salt, allow to boil. Add cleaned drumstick leaves and close with plate or lid.
  • Keep the flame low and cook for 5 to 8 mins. After all the water absorbed, add shredded coconut. Toss well and turn off the flame.

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