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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Drumstick Leaves Soup Recipe-Murungai Keerai Soup

Drumstick tree botanically known as "Moringa Oleifera" offers many health benefits. Drumstick leaves are a storehouse of nutrients and antioxidants. It has approximately 90 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory compounds. It has all the essential amino acids needed for the body and is said to treat more than 300 diseases. No wonder it is called the "Miracle Tree". According to the website miracletree.org - Moringa has been found as a potent anticancer plant and several bio active compounds with significant anti tumor activity have been discovered from Moringa. It is also a good sources of minerals like calcium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. It helps boost the immune system and increases breast milk production. This drumstick leaves soup is easy to prepare and is very nutritious. Today let us learn how to make drumstick leaves soup following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Drumstick Leaves Soup-Murungai Keerai Soup

Drumstick Leaves from My Kitchen Garden

Drumstick Leaves-Murungai Keerai

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Drumstick Leaves Soup-Murungai Keerai Soup

Drumstick Leaves Soup-Murungai Keerai Soup

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySoups
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Drumstick leaves - 2 cups
   Pearl onions - 6-7
   Garlic cloves - 5-6
   Tomato - 1-2
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Whole Black Pepper - 1 tsp
   Coriander powder - 1 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt to taste
   Pepper powder to taste (optional)


Wash drumstick leaves and discard the thick stem. You can use the leaves along with the tender stems as shown in the picture below. 

Chop tomatoes and keep it aside. Peel onion and garlic and keep it ready.

how to make murungai keerai soup


In a pressure cooker, add the washed drumstick leaves along with the stem, onion, garlic, tomato, cumin seeds, whole black pepper, turmeric powder and coriander powder.

Murungai Keerai Soup recipe

Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles.

murungai keerai soup in pressure cooker

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker. Using a stainless steel soup strainer, strain the soup. Press or squeeze and extract as much soup as you can.

Reheat the soup, add salt and pepper powder to taste and enjoy it piping hot. 

Drumstick Leaves Soup Recipe

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  1. Soup sounds really delicious. Have to find some drumstick leaves here.

  2. Hi can you suggest me prepare wheat flour at home....how much I have to buy and anything I have to add with it to make soft flour....methods describe me please......

    1. Now a days, I am using only ready made wheat flour. Earlier I used to make at home. I just sun dry punjab wheat and get it ground in the flour mill. I do not add anything. For soft chapati, knead the dough well. Check out my How to make soft chapati.

    2. If u want soft chapati, mix de dough with milk instead of water.ix it well for 10 mts and leave it covered with wet cloth for one hour.. Then mix well once again and make chappatties.
      You'll get soft chappatties. Don't mix any soda or anything.

    3. Hi,
      If you want to make soft chapathi knead dough with little hot or warm water.

  3. i love drumstick leaves,thank you for this. i want to make it for my in laws.

  4. Thank you so much for this recipe. I wish we could puree the cooked leaves and add to the soup..

    1. Exactly what I thought too...is that possible? Would it make a good difference? A thicker soup maybe..

    2. Drumstick leaves have laxative properties. You can puree a little leaves but not the everything. It might not suit some people. If you want to puree, then add less drumstick leaves and prepare it.

  5. Delicious soup.. really loved it

  6. Delicious soup with more health benefits

  7. Tried yesterday evening.. The soup is delicious.. perfect recipe. Thank you!

  8. I could not get moringa leaves. Instead can moringa leaves powder be used to prepare soup?

    1. It does not taste good a fresh moringa leaves but you can add a little moringa powder to any of your soups.

    2. Better idea is prepare Drumstic soup in similar manner. (use drumsticks in stead of moringa leaves) then add some moringa leaves powder in that


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