Sunday, March 26, 2023

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However it is called, we all know it is so very nutritious....

I have always enjoyed this soup at Annalakshmi Restaurant.......Since my friend mami , who usually makes this wasn't around, I just concocted this recipe, hoping it will be the same as that!!

* Augments Immune system, being high on Vitamin C and antioxidants

*Rich in Vitamin B, promotes Gut Health

*Regulates Hypertension

*Regular addition of drumstick helps in reducing stones in kidney and bladder

*Lowers risk of Cancer

*Improves Liver health

*Cures Edema

*Fights infection

*Regulates Diabetes

*Treats cataracts and dryness in eyes

*Improves secretion of milk during lactation

*Enhances skin health and glow

*Delays sign of ageing

*Prevents acne

*Improves vitality and fertility

Please check without fail these recipes of mine:

Moringa Rava dosa

Moringa adas

Moringa podi/powder 

Drumstick leaves dosa

Drumstick leaves curry

A "Rose is a Rose by any other name" says, Shakespeare...likewise, be it Moringa, Drumsticks (English), Murungakkai (Tamil), Munna kaya (Telugu), Nuggekai (Kannada) or Saigan (Hindi)....its healthy benefits and nutritional facts never change or vary...and unlike several seasonal and expensive vegetables, it is so moderately priced, available throughout the year....

Drumsticks - 4, cut into long strips
Onion - 1, chopped fine
Potato - 1 small, peeled and cubed
Garlic - 2 pods
Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Split moong dhal - 1 tbsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder to taste
Salt to taste
Olive oil - 2 tbsps
Ghee - 2 tbsps

Recipe cuisine: South Indian;  Category: Soups
Prep time: 5 mts; Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves 2 - 3

Oil and ghee heated in pressure pan, garlic and onion added and sauteed

Till they become translucent

Now add drumsticks, potato pieces

split moong and a pinch of turneric

Water poured till immersing level, lid closed, cooked for 3-4 whistles

after pressure releases naturally, this is how it looks

drained in a colander, not forgetting to collect the water

After it cools down, drumstick pieces picked and kept in a plate separately

The pulp/flesh taken out

skins to be discarded

Pulp added to the potato-onion-dhal mixture in the colander

Loaded into the blender jar with 1/2 tsp ginger paste and jeera powder

The healthy, boiled water collected, also poured and blended to a smooth mixture

Salt and pepper to taste added

and simmered for 3-4 minutes

Tada!!! The not only healthy, extremely tasty and very light on your tummy Soup served with Paneer-bell pepper grilled sandwiches!!! Isn't it a sumptuous, guilt free meal????

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