Andhra Style Moringa Leaves Stir Fry with step by step video tutorial
This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla. Moringa is a majestic tree. The moringa or drumstick tree has remarkable properties and the leaves and fruit are extremely nutritious. What can be better than strolling into your garden and collecting fresh, tender and healthy leaves of a bountiful moringa tree? And walking into the kitchen to stir up a nutritious curry. I made an Andhra Style Moringa Leaves Stir Fry and added Moong dal for that extra punch.
Moringa or Drumsticks is a very easy and fast-growing tree. It can be grown from seed or even a cutting. It grows well even in poor soil and within six months it starts blooming. Once the trees have stopped generating fruits, branches need to be pruned so that new growth takes place. These cuttings are perfect for growing new trees. Native to India, but also found in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Andhra Style Moringa Leaves Stir Fry
I have been pretty constant in eating healthy. I rarely eat or order food from outside nor do I eat packaged food. Greens are a part of my menu at least three times a week. Drumstick or Moringa Leaves are doubtless the most beneficial of all greens. Ayurvedic research claims that regular eating of Moringa leaves could probably save you from a large number of diseases and keep you fit.
I have used Moringa powder in my buttermilk, dal and curries. Like a curry, its leaves are rich in minerals and vitamins A, B and C, protein and antioxidants, protein. Moringa leaves are known as a superfood and a wonder tree. Every part of the tree has medicinal properties; leaves, pod fruit, roots, bark, seeds, sap, oil and flowers. The moringa leaves are nutritionally very rich; using them as a stir-fry vegetable is the most common ways of eating them.
Recipe for Andhra Style Moringa Leaves Stir Fry
250 grams bunch moringa Leaves
1/2 Cup Moong Dal washed and soaked for an hour
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Bengal gram dal
2-3 dry Red Chillies
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
8-10 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
3-5 Garlic pods crushed
1/4 tsp Hing or asafoetida
1 medium Onion sliced
Firstly, heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, add red chillies, crushed garlic, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds and let them splutter. Lastly add the curry leaves and sauté till crisp.
Next, add sliced onion and cook till pink. Add turmeric powder and salt, mix well.
Now, add the chopped leaves and sauté for a couple of minutes.
Subsequently, add the soaked moong dal. Mix both well and leave it on simmer until the dal is done.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
Andhra Style Moringa Leaves Stir Fry is ready to serve. Enjoy hot with steamed rice or roti.
‘A superfood from the tree to the table. This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter’