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Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
4 Tender drumsticks Make sure to pick the ones with good amount of flesh
1 Tomato
1/4 cup Green gram dal
2 cups Water
1 " piece Ginger
1/4 cup Drumstick leaves
to taste Salt
to taste Pepper Powder

Nutritional information

22
calories
9.4 gms
Protein
8.92 gms
Carbohydrates
3.5 gms
Fiber
6 mg
Sodium
292 mg
Potassium

Drumstick soup – Murungakai soup

Perfect soup to start your healthy meal

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After a hiatus of nearly 3 months due to personal reasons, I am back to my world of blogging with this healthy recipe with moringa as a star ingredient.

They say “we are what we eat” and yes eating healthy, in moderation with a little indulgence once in a while and exercising is the key to a healthy living.

Moringa oleifera, otherwise known as the drumstick tree is grown in tropical climate, is draught resistant and is mainly grown for its nutritious leafy greens, flower buds and mineral rich pods.

Some of the medicinal properties of the moringa are:

  1. The leaves are said to contain more calcium than even milk, rich in vitamins, proteins and calcium and has the anti-inflammatory property.
  2. Fresh pods are a great source of oleic acid
  3. The fresh leaves and pods are loaded with B complex vitamins
  4. Soups prepared with drumstick leaves and pods are said to help ease menstrual cramps
  5. Since the leaves are rich in zinc, it plays an important role in hair growth, spermatogenesis and skin health

It is used in the treatment of:

  1. Inflammation related diseases
  2. Cancer
  3. Asthma and allergies
  4. Anemia
  5. Stomach cramps and spasms
  6. Blood pressure
  7. Heart related diseases
  8. Epilepsy
  9. Chronic headache
  10. Thyroid related problems
  11. Bacterial and fungal infections and many more disorders

I think our ancestors knew so much about these medicinal properties, that they made sure to include the leaves and pods in their regular menu which we overlooked for the past few years and having decided to change the way I cook and eat, this soup now features regularly in my diet. Thanks to my aunt Lakshmi who is ever helpful to teach me these healthy recipes.

Some times the props that are available also prompt us to make specific recipes and blog about it. These mugs are from Madras glassware house and I must say that there delivery is super quick. Kudos to vijay for his customer service. They ship to all places and they are so perfectly packaged as well. I have bought few glass ware from them and you will see them soon here.

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Steps

1
Done

Wash and cut the moringa into 3" pieces

2
Done

Wash the moringa leaves and keep aside. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces. Chop the gingerinto small pieces

3
Done

Pressure cook the green gram dal and keep aside

4
Done

Pressure cook the moringa pieces in enough water upto 2 whistles. Let it cool down. Then scoop out the pulp and grind it into a smooth paste

5
Done

In a pan add the tomatoes and moringa leaves with some water and cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes or until the leaves are cooked. Now add the cooked dal , ginger more water and mix well and cook on low flame.

6
Done

Now add the moringa paste, salt pepper and the some more water to get the required consistency. Cook for 3 minutes. Switch off the fire and servw warm

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So true Veena. Our regular food was so balanced and healthy. Down the lane we forgot everything and now after the western world classify it as Superfood, we start glorifying it. Completely oblivious to the fact these were/are in our roots for a long time.
Definitely bookmarked!

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So true Veena. Our regular food was so balanced and healthy. Down the lane we forgot everything and now after the western world classify it as Superfood, we start glorifying it. Completely oblivious to the fact these were/are in our roots for a long time.
Definitely bookmarked!

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