Friday, October 24, 2014


#CoconutRiceWithDrumstickLeaf  #ThaengaiSadhamWithMurungaikeerai : We have already seen the method of preparing coconut rice. Here we are going to make coconut rice with Drumstick leaf [ murungaikeerai ] to make it more nutritious.
As we have noted before thae drumstick leaf has 4 times more Vitamin A than the carrot.
This rice is another interesting and tasty recipe using drumstick leaf.
Lets see the method of preparation.

Thaengai Sadham with Murungaikeerai [ Coconut rice with Drumstick leaf ]

Ingredients for coconut rice

1/2 cupRaw Rice
1/2 cupCoconut scrapings
1/2 cupDrumstick leaf [ Murungaikeerai ]
1 or 2Red Chilly [ adjust ]
1 TspMustard seeds
2 TspGram dhall
3 TspPeanut [ Ground nut ]
2 TspCashew nut broken
3 TspCurry leaves chopped
3 TspOil
1 TspCoconut Oil
1 TspSalt

Method :
Cook rice for mixed rice. Cool under a fan.

Keep a kadai ( wok ) on slow fire with 2 tsp of oil.
When its hot splutter mustard seeds and then add broken pieces of red chilly.

Then add gram ( channa ) dhal, ground nuts and cashew nut.
Fry till all turn into golden brown.

Now add curry leaves and fry till leaves become crispy.
Transfer onto a plate.

Roasted ingredients of coconut rice

Now add coconut in the same kadai.
Roast without oil till it starts turning slightly golden brown and gives out nice aroma.
Transfer onto a plate. 

Now add 1/2 Tsp of oil in the same kadai.
Then add washed and chopped drumstick leaf [ murungaikeerai ] and enough salt for it.
Saute until its done.
Transfer on to the same plate having other roasted ingredients.

Now add all roasted ingredients to the rice with enough salt and mix well.
Finally add a tsp of coconut oil to get that distinct flavor.

Thaengai Sadham with Murungaikeerai [ Coconut rice with Drumstick leaf ]

Serve with any spicy curry or kurma.

Other related recipe to try :

Coconut Rice [ Thaengai Sadham ]