Moringa oleifera or Drumstick tree. Drumstick leaves has unique taste, flavor and very nutritious. It does not require much effort to cook, other than removing those tiny leaves from its stems. A simple saute will taste awesome! This is used as a holistic medicine for diabetes. It's also an excellent source of Vit A, C, iron and calcium.
I was so happy to get this fresh in local store.
 

Ingredients:
Drumstick leaves - 2 cups
Oil- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:
Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and urad dal.
Mix the leaves and give it a stir. If needed add a 1tbsp of water.
Add salt and pepper, cover and cook for 5 mins.
Serve as a side for any rice dish or just as a salad

I planned to serve this as a side for my main dish, but, the aroma was so tempting and... I ended up having it as a salad!

Comments (43)

On May 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM , Angie's Recipes said...

I never had drumstick leaves before...looks very healthy!

 
On May 11, 2010 at 12:53 PM , Sushma Mallya said...

Its so healthy,simple and delicious..

 
On May 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM , Preeti Kashyap said...

this is so healthy and simple! Do send this to my green gourmet event.

http://relishingrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-green-gourmet-event-green.html

 
On May 11, 2010 at 1:30 PM , Panchpakwan said...

So healthy green dish.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM , Mimi said...

I haven't heard of drumstick leaves before, but they look good.
Mimi

 
On May 11, 2010 at 1:43 PM , the Housewife said...

Hey there! I was so surprised to see an entry with drumstick leaves! I'm so jealous that you managed to get them! Have you tried them in soup? Its very very flavorful.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:04 PM , Swathi said...

Ann,

Nice healthy one, i miss them lot, i lost my drumstick plant in the frost. Now planted two small one. I don;t they survive or not. We will see. Your sauteed drumstick leaves looks really yummy.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:14 PM , Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful. i love this simple fy...

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:20 PM , PranisKitchen said...

very healthy vegettable..i love to make thoran(stir fry with coconut) with this drumstick leaves.but here hardly we can fid the same..
looks really delicios and nice green color..best with curd curry

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM , Cook with Madin said...

Hi, This looks good and healthy. I think the Filipinos call this vegetable "Malunggay." Thank you for sharing.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:44 PM , Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையான சத்தான கீரை...எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த கீரை...

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:46 PM , Madhavi said...

Healthy and yumm!!

 
On May 11, 2010 at 2:58 PM , Gita Jaishankar said...

I love drumsticks leaves..my most favorite greens...your dish really makes me want to eat drumstick leaves now :(...looks tempting dear :)

 
On May 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM , Suja Sugathan said...

Nice healthy green one..miss all these now. I love drumstick leaves thoran as well.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM , Priya said...

Healthy and awesome sauteed drumstick leaves...

 
On May 11, 2010 at 4:51 PM , Nithu Bala said...

delicious and healthy curry..

 
On May 11, 2010 at 5:31 PM , Suman said...

WOW...simple n delicious looking dish..so healthy...first time here...liked ur blog...nice collections of recipes...too good...

 
On May 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM , Pam said...

I've never had drumstick leaves before. They look healthy and tasty.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM , SS said...

Simply delicious..so simple recipe...and great pics...

This is first time I am visiting your lovely blog and wish to visit again and again

 
On May 11, 2010 at 6:17 PM , Mangala Bhat said...

Great Pics simple recipe ..very healthy .Thanks for the recipe ..:)Hey thanks for thencomment@my blog!

 
On May 11, 2010 at 6:21 PM , Padma said...

You are lucky Ann. You got these leaves here. Is indeed a healthy stir fry. Looks so nice in color. No doubt you finished it as a salad :)

 
On May 11, 2010 at 8:16 PM , Mary said...

I have never seen these before, Ann. Now I'm curious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

 
On May 11, 2010 at 9:35 PM , Ramya said...

I love this dish!!We add a lil bit of jaggery to it..Soooo yumm!!

 
On May 11, 2010 at 11:40 PM , Pavithra said...

Wow My very fav green.. I am really missing this very very very much.. this is tempting me a lot.

 
On May 11, 2010 at 11:49 PM , vidhas said...

Healthy recipe. It is very good for mothers who is feeding.rich in iron .

 
On May 11, 2010 at 11:54 PM , Life is beautiful!!! said...

Ann, this is one of my most favourite...a dash of coconut scrappings on it will be very gud. Thanks for posting. I am atleast seeing it after a long time. Beautiful presentation.

 
On May 12, 2010 at 1:21 AM , Rekha shoban said...

Healthy one!

 
On May 12, 2010 at 3:46 AM , Meena said...

lovely recipe...my mom makes this!

 
On May 12, 2010 at 6:22 AM , Nandini said...

I used to eat this when I was kid. But now, these beauties aren't available in Delhi. Anyway, I can't help but eat virtually!

 
On May 12, 2010 at 1:17 PM , Gulmohar said...

Love this..we add some grated coconut too :-) It's been ages since I had this

 
On May 12, 2010 at 6:38 PM , Juliana said...

Oh! Never heard of this green...looks yummie, like the simplicity of this one :-)

 
On May 12, 2010 at 7:32 PM , Krishnaveni said...

simple and healthy dish

 
On May 12, 2010 at 7:44 PM , Yummy Team said...

Great post! Sauteed drumstick leaves look so healthy and delicious..This post reminds me of my mothers drumstick leaves poriyal and curry..I really miss them now..

 
On May 12, 2010 at 9:14 PM , Cinnamon-Girl said...

I never ate or even heard of drumstick leaves! The way you prepared them looks very tasty.

 
On May 13, 2010 at 3:35 AM , Chitra said...

YUMMY AND HEALTHY ONE..mY MOM MAKES THIS..

 
On May 13, 2010 at 8:15 AM , Deivasuganthi said...

I love this. but i'm not getting any here.

 
On May 13, 2010 at 10:03 AM , Muneeba said...

New one for me! Thks for introducing me to something I've never even heard of before!

 
On May 13, 2010 at 3:52 PM , Malar Gandhi said...

Oh wow, thats my fav' native greens. Kind of trying to be content with kale:( This stir-fry sounds delicious, dear.

 
On May 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM , ~RED~ said...

I learn something new everyday! I have never seen these around here in new Hampshire..

 
On May 25, 2010 at 7:43 PM , Momgateway said...

where do you get your drumstick leaves...I miss them so much!

 
On January 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM , manju said...

These are certainly interesting. I will have to keep an eye out for them -- we always love to try new greens! Thanks for introducing them to us!

 
On June 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM , kids aprons said...

try cooking drumstick leaves with coconut oil added with salt, chopped fish. its more delicious than sauteed drumstick leaves. :)

 
On January 2, 2013 at 9:01 PM , Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.