Murungai keerai molagootal

Murungai keerai Molagootal is a very healthy protein rich recipe made with dal and drumstick leaves along with some ground coconut masala. Molagootal is a distinctive Palakkad Iyers’ recipe. It is a combination of vegetables and lentils with coconut. In tamilnadu they make a slightly modified version and call it as a Porichakootu(Which I have not tasted so for).  

Molagootal can be prepared with any vegetables and Keerai molagootal can be prepared using any of the greens like ara keerai, mola keerai, paruppu keerai, thanda keerai, palak keerai or murunga keerai. Basically I hate eating molagootal. Whenever molagootal is made at home by Amma, I will escape to my aunt or uncle’s house. But this is the only molagootal which I like a lotttt…..It can be served with side dish like Thuvayal,  Pachadi, Pickle or gothsu.

Check other gravies 

Mambazha Pachadi

Sundakkai arachuvitta vathakuzhambu

Nellikai arachukalakki

Thengai varuthu kottina porichozhambu

 

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Murungai keerai molagootal

Murungai keerai molagootal

Murungai Keerai Molagootal

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Molagootal is a distinctive Palakkad Iyers’ recipe. It is a combination of vegetables and lentils with coconut. In tamilnadu they make a slightly modified version and call it as a Porichakootu(Which I have not tasted so for). Molagootal can be prepared with any vegetables and Keerai molagootal can be prepared using any of the greens like ara keerai, mola keerai, paruppu keerai, thanda keerai, palak keerai or murunga keerai. Basically I hate eating molagootal. Whenever molagootal is made at home by Amma, I will escape to my aunt or uncle’s house. But this is the only molagootal which I like a lotttt…..It can be served with side dish like Thuvayal, Pachadi, Pickle or gothsu.
Some more gravies to try
Chinna Vengaya Vathakuzhambu
Sundakkai arachuvitta Vathakuzhambu
Mambazha Pachadi
Nellikai Arachukalakki
Aviyal
Thengai varuthu kottina porichozhambu
Chinna Vengaya Sambar/ Shallots Sambar
Orange skin kuzhambu
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Murungai keerai Drumstick leaves
  • 1/4 cup Toor dhal/moong dhal
  • 1/2 Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Nos Red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt

For Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dhal
  • few Curry leaves

Instructions
 

  • Clean the drumstick leaves by removing it from the stem. Roughly chop it with your hands.
  • Wash it couple of times in the water to remove the dirt.
  • Pressure cook the dhal and allow it to cool.
  • Once cooled, mash it well and keep aside.
  • Grind the coconut, red chilli, cumin seeds with water into a fine paste.
  • In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add urad dhal and sauté until they turn golden brown. Also add curry leaves and saute for a minute.
  • At this stage,add the cooked toor dhal and ground coconut paste. Add some water and allow it to boil.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Once they start to boil, add the drumstick leaves and cook for two to three minutes.
  • Donot cook for more time. Else the gravy will taste bitter.
  • Healthy murungai keerai molagootal is ready.
  • Serve it with rice and pickle.

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Keyword Drumstick leaves recipe, Healthy recipes, Iron rich food, Keerai Molagootal, Molagootal, Murungai keerai molagootal

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Clean the drumstick leaves by removing it from the stem. Roughly chop it with your hands.
  • Wash it couple of times in the water to remove the dirt.
  • Pressure cook the dhal and allow it to cool.
  • Once cooled, mash it well and keep aside.
  • Grind the coconut, red chilli, cumin seeds with water into a fine paste.
  • In a pan, add oil and splutter mustard seeds. Once they crack, add urad dhal and sauté until they turn golden brown. Also add curry leaves and saute for a minute.
  • At this stage,add the cooked toor dhal and ground coconut paste. Add some water and allow it to boil.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder.
  • Once they start to boil, add the drumstick leaves and cook for two to three minutes.
  • Donot cook for more time. Else the gravy will taste bitter.
  • Healthy murungai keerai molagootal is ready.
  • Serve it with rice and pickle.

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Comments

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22nd November 2013 at 5:57 PM

Thank you very much Luca…



22nd November 2013 at 10:52 PM

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Priya
28th November 2013 at 4:28 PM

Could you please mention when the boiled tuar daal is to be added to the dish? Am new at cooking.



28th November 2013 at 4:34 PM

Hi Priya, mash the cooked toor dhal and mix it with the ground coconut paste. You have to add the toor dhal along with the coconut paste.



22nd June 2019 at 4:39 PM

Wonderful recipe using murunga keerai!



Hem lata srivastava
30th September 2020 at 12:48 PM

I must say Niranjana the name of your recipes is always new for me. You make super healthy and delicious recipes which are easy to cook.



30th September 2020 at 3:54 PM

I rarely get murungai leaves but had got them once. I had made a dal and it was good. I had read about this dal using coconut, looks so delicious and healthy



30th September 2020 at 6:04 PM

Moringa leaves dal is so nutritious and delicious. I love to have it with piping hot rice , pickle and papad. With tastes heavenly with coconut .



30th September 2020 at 9:48 PM

I still have to try Dal with Drumstick leaves.. this sounds so healthy and delicious too .. can have a bowlful just like that!



1st October 2020 at 5:36 PM

Though I know I’m not going to remember the full name of this healthy curry, its so healthy and a great way to use moringa leaves. I’ve not tried using leaves in any of my cooking and guess dal is a good place to start.



2nd October 2020 at 12:42 AM

This moringa leaves dal looks really nutritious and delicious. Till yet, I’ve never tried moringa leaves in my dal varieties My mom-in-law used moringa leaves in toor dal with adding more garlic, but yours recipe is slightly different from her recipe. Using of coconut in Dal sounds really good. I love to have it with piping hot Jeera rice , pickle and papad. My meal is set.



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