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  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeHomestyle Cooking, Indian
  • Good for Brunch , Lunch

About this recipe

Family recipes passed down from generation to generation are real treasures for me.And I still enjoy that old method of writing recipes ,tips shared by Mom on my notebook. The joy was same when my Mom gave her old note book 2 year back. Many unsung recipes are there .. Today is such a recipe which my Mom learnt from her old aunt. But i feel how good i may cook , the same dish prepared by my Mom always tastes better. :) I guess we all feel the same way .Isn't it? Today the dish is about "Moringa Leaves" ,local produce which is found through out the year. We cook the Moringa flowers too . This dish is very healthy and diabetic friendly.

Ingredients for Saga-muga

  • 4 cup Fresh Moringa leaves
  • 1 cup Fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Whole green Mung/Moong
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 4 Red Chili
  • Cloves- 8 Garlic
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Refined Oil
  • salt per taste

How to cook Saga-muga

  1. Soak mung beans for at least 2 hour.Cook in 1/2 cup of water till they are soft and almost done.Add Moringa leaves to it.sprinkle sugar on top and cook for 5 minute.The water must have evaporated.
  2. In another pan heat oil.Add sliced onion and saute till they are light brown.
  3. Add crushed red chili and crushed garlic to it.Saute for a minute.Add Moringa & mung to it.Add salt and cook for 2 minute at medium flame.
  4. Add fresh coconut and cook for another 2 minute at slow flame.It's ready to serve


It's enjoyed as a side-dish in a Meal in Odisha.

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That's a different way of making drumstick leaves. I will try it this weekend as lot of these leaves are lying in my freeze.