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Murunga keerai podi

Murungai keerai podi / Moringa leaves spice powder

Murungai keerai podi is a lentil based powder which combines the goodness of moringa leaves, which is a superfood and is mixed with hot rice and ghee to make a complete meal
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Spice powder
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20
Calories 945 kcal


  • Gas stove/ Induction stove
  • spice grinder


  • 3 Cups Moringa leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Blackgram dal
  • 2 Tbsp Gram dal
  • 2 Tsp Daniya/ Coriander seeds
  • 10 Red chillies
  • 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds/ Methi
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame /Til seeds
  • 1 Tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • To Taste Salt


  • Spread the moringa leaves on a microwave-safe plate Microwave it for 20 seconds on high. If it is not paper dry, microwave it for further 20 seconds or more as required. Make sure it does not char. You can shade dry it too or dry it on stove top
  • Dry roast the dals, daniya, fenugreek till the dals turn a little brown. Transfer it to a plate and let it cool
  • Add sesame seeds to the same pan and roast till the sesame pops out. Transfer it to the plate
  • Now Add the oil and add the red chilies and roast till it turns crisp. Transfer it to the pate. Let everything cool completely
  • Now transfer all the contents to the mixer jar. Add asafoetida and salt and run the mixer till the ingredients become a coarse powder.
  • Now add the dried moringa leaves and powder it well. Store in air-tight container.


Sodium: 23mgCalcium: 3283mgVitamin C: 1561mgVitamin A: 297IUSugar: 1gFiber: 15gPotassium: 1921mgCalories: 945kcalSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 26gProtein: 59gCarbohydrates: 123gIron: 11mg
Keyword moringa leaves recipes, murungai keerai podi, superfood,, spice mix
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