Tamil Nadu is known for it’s hospitality and delicious South Indian cuisine.
Alongside green chillies, tomatoes and moong dal (lentils) this recipe uses drumsticks, not the chicken type but a vegtable called murungakkai. Only the white insides of the drumsticks are edible and have a distinct flavour and armoa. They are used in this traditional soup recipe, which is a great source of iron.
Makes 4 portions
250 gms Moong dal (lentils)
100 gms Sliced onion
100 gms Sliced tomatoes
10 murunkakkai drumsticks
3 Slit green chillies
pinch of turmeric powder
1 tbs chilli powder
salt to taste
10 ml coconut oil
1 whole garlic crushed
sprig of curry leaves
1. Wash and boil the dal separartely
2. Heat the oil, add the crushed garlic and sauté until golden brown, add the sliced onion,tomatoes, drumsticks, and slit green chillies. Saute for a while till the onions brown. Add the salt, turmeric and chilly powder
3. Add the boiled dal and cook together till the drumsticks get mashed
4. Strain through a conical strainer
5. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves
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