Monday, August 12, 2019

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
Drumstick leaves........drumstick leaves...Moringa....
Tiny leaves, packed with nutrition....
*Prevent Cancer
*Protect Liver
*Maintain healthy  vision
* Prevent diabetes
*Reduce high blood pressure
*Strengthen immune system
*Reduce heart diseases
*Prevent anemia
*Help in unwanted weight loss
*Maintain healthy hair and skin
*Induce lactation & cure constipation
*Treat kidney stones
*Support brain health
*Protect against arsenic toxity
I have already posted Drumstick leaves curry,  and drumstick leaves dosa
Here's a podi/powder like the very healthy Angaya podi

Washed and drained moringa/drumstick leaves - 2 cups, tightly packed
Salt to taste

Roasting ingredients

Split black urad dhal - 1/4 cup
Channa dhal - 1/4 cup
Black sesame seeds - 1/8 cup
Coriander seeds - 1/8 cup
Pepper - 11/2 tsps
Jeera - 11/2 tsps
Red chillies - 10
Hing powder - 3/4 tsp
Cooking/gingely oil to roast - 1 tsp

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Preserve/lunch
Prep time: 15 mts; Cooking time: 10 mts; Microwave-drying time: 5 mts

Yields roughly 250 gms of powder

A pan heated with 1 tsp oil, and all the above mentioned roasting ingredients added. 

In the meantime, I sun dried the moringa leaves for 2-3 hours, then microwaved them in a shallow bowl, at  the interval of 30 seconds, till all the moisture  is gone and they become semi crisp.

All the ingredients  well roasted

Now add the moringa leaves and salt to taste

After cooling down, all loaded into the blender jar

Ground into a fine powder

See how nice it is!!!

I normally store such podis/powders in the fridge, so that they do not lose their flavour.

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* A handful of curry leaves can be dried and added too, if you fall short of moringa leaves


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