Monday, July 8, 2019

Murungai keerai Soup | Drumstick leaves Soup | Soup Recipe.

Murunga keerai Soup, a delicious and healthy soup made from drumstick leaves. Drumstick leaves is the most nutritious part of the plant and it has significant amount of vitamin A,B,C,K, manganese and protein(Source:Wiki). Include them in our diet regularly aids great benefit to our health. Apart from making poriyal  or adding into adai, this soup is another delicious way of consuming them. Few months back,when i was in India, i got introduced to this soup by the neighbour at my MIL's place. It was so flavorful & delicious and trigger your appetite within 1/2 hr of having this soup, so keep the food ready before having this soup😉. 
Since they are having drumstick tree in their front yard whenever they harvest drumsticks or cutting off the out growing branches, they used to share the excess with near ones and also make this soup. Even since i had tasted this, i want to make on my own. Last week when we went for grocery shopping at Indian store, luckily i found fresh drumsticks leaves, without a second though buy two packs and in the next day itself i made this soup with the taste and flavor i remembered. It turned out super delicious with subtle flavor. Now let's checkout how i have prepared this soup. 

Murungai keerai Soup | Drumstick leaves Soup

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Soup | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Drumstick leaves - 2 cups(tightly packed)
Pearl onion - 4
Garlic - 4 pods
Cumin seed - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Salt & pepper - to taste.

First remove the drumstick leaves from the stem, wash them well and put it in a pressure cooker along with pear onion,garlic &cumin seeds.Add 1 cup of water and put the lid and whistle on the pressure cooker & cook it for 2 whistle and let the pressure releases automatically. Let it cool for a while.Then add them in to the mixie/blender jar and puree them.Strain them and keep the extract ready.In a sauce pan, melt the butter and add the drumstick leaves extract.Season it with salt and butter, let it boil for 2-3 mins.Tada, Healthy and tasty Drumstick leaves soup is ready.
  • This soup has mild bitter taste from the drumstick leaves.
  • It tastes great when had it as hot/warm.
  • Instead of butter, you can use sesame oil too.
  • Adjust the consistency as you like.

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