Keerai sambar

The one of the healthy and tastiest green leaves is Murunga keerai.Lets check on the healthy note…A teaspoon of drum stick leaves carries 14% of protein,40% of calcium,23% of iron and vitamin A(referred to Wiki theory)
The sambar will be little spicy,little tangy and more yummy…

Murunga Keerai Sambar
Drumstick Leaves/Murungai Keerai-250 gms
Toor dal-1 plus half cup
Mustard-half tsp
Cumin-1 tsp
Sesame oil-2 tbsp
Red chillies-4-5,remove the stem
Tamarind-half lemon size,soaked in a cup of water
if pulp-1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sambar powder-1 tsp


Clean the leaves and remove the stems(stems will give bitter taste)

I always wash the bunches a day before and keep aside..So that,the keerai will shed the leaves of their own,and you dont have the big job of doing it..

Saute the mustard,Cumin in oil

When the onion turns translucent ,add the red chillies

Cook the dal with double quantity of water and smash it well

Add the sambar powder and salt to the dal

Add the keerai to the sauteed onions

And the dal

Bring to boil

Once,the keerai is cooked,add the tamarind water

Keerai sambar is all set to go for a yummy feast…

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