Murungai Keerai known as Drumstick Leaves is a rich source of Iron and Vitamin A and I try to include it whenever I could get hold of it which is very rare though. Having grown up in a place where there are at least 4 to 5 drumstick trees per house and eating the leaves almost daily in form or another, I find it sad when I could not get hold this keerai often in the city. Though I try to make a kanji and add it to adai for breakfast, I love to have it as poricha kulambu with steaming hot rice for lunch. As this is a no onion, no garlic recipe, it is perfect to make and eat on fasting (vrat) days.
- If you are not making for a fasting day, then you can also add 2 shallots (Sambar onions) and 2 garlic pods while grinding coconut.
- Do not cook the keerai over high flame as it will lead to loss of nutrients.