Moringa Delight Stir-Fry

“Drumstick Delight: A Burst of Flavor in Every Bite!”


  • 2-3 drumsticks (murungai kai), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1 tsp chana dal (split chickpeas)
  • 1-2 dried red chilies
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Water as needed


  1. Preparation of Drumsticks:
  • Wash and cut the drumsticks into 2-inch pieces.
  • Boil the drumstick pieces in water with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder until they are tender. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  1. Tempering:
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add urad dal, chana dal, dried red chilies, and a pinch of asafoetida. Sauté until the dals turn golden brown.
  1. Sautéing:
  • Add the finely chopped onions, green chilies, and curry leaves to the pan. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.
  1. Cooking Drumsticks:
  • Add the boiled drumstick pieces to the pan and mix well.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder, and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  1. Final Touch:
  • Add the grated coconut to the pan and mix well.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes, ensuring everything is well combined and heated through.
  1. Serving:
  • Serve hot as a side dish with steamed rice and sambar or rasam.

Enjoy your delicious and healthy Murunga Kai Poriyal!

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