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Muringayila-Parippu Thoran ! (drumstick leaves and pigeon peas / toor dal with coconut)

Here is a simple healthy preparation with drumstick leaves.I seriously am passionate about the drumstick plant or tree ? The sight of jovial drumsticks hanging from the plant with the super elegant flowers of it in the background,you can’t keep your eyes away from that.It’s obviously a medicinal plant too.There are plenty ways of cooking the drumstick leaves .This one is a nice flavour you may fall for !


2.5 cup drumstick leaves,cleaned
1/4 cup toor dal/pigeon peas,cooked
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaf

To crush

1/4 cup grated coconut
1 clove of garlic
pinch of turmeric
1 green chilly (your choice)


Heat oil in a pan/cheenachatty and splutter mustard seeds.Add the crushed ingredients and saute well till the raw smell leaves.Add the drumstick leaves and mix well.Add salt and cooked toor dal to this.Toor dal should only be cooked,not to by mushy.Mix everything well and let it cook in the steam for a while.Serve hot with Kanji (rice gruel) or use as a side dish with rice !


5 comments on “Muringayila-Parippu Thoran ! (drumstick leaves and pigeon peas / toor dal with coconut)

  1. Priya
    August 11, 2011

    Give me a bowl,i'll have it anytime without rice or rotis, love it that much..


  2. Insignia
    August 11, 2011

    I just love this thoran; easy to make; yummy and delicious.

    Can add grated coconut or coarsely ground fried groundnuts to give that crunch 🙂


  3. anilkurup
    August 11, 2011

    @ Melange,

    I again remind you that you are weilding the camera with a sadistic pleasure.

    Being far away from home looking at the picture of the “thoran” I can only sigh. Wish I was back in India to gobble the dish mom would make so well.


  4. Vidhya
    August 11, 2011

    Feeling homesick seeing your thoran.Thoran looks so tempting.


  5. Mélange
    August 11, 2011

    @Priya,Thanks and welcome back.
    @Insi,of course it will be wonderful with the crunchiness of ground nuts..Being a typical malayalee make,I preferred little coconut..Cheers !
    @Anil,at Trivandrum wherever I went,the tempting drumstick plants followed..Such a common malayalee love.The flavour is so nostalgic,perhaps the reason why you miss it too..


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