Muringakka Leaves Dal – Off all the things that I like about Kerala, this is what I like the most – the tongue twisters. It is said that Malayalam is one of the most difficult languages in India. There are a few alphabets which are very typical to Malayalam and are absolute tongue twisters.
Drum Stick, known as “Muringakaay” in Malayalam is a favorite vegetable in Kerala. It is used in Sambhar and many other recipes as well.
But this recipe is not about Drum Stick. Instead it is about Drum Stick leaves. Not too many people use it, but it is a very nutritious and healthy food, just like any other leafy vegetable.
Drum stick leaves have a typical flavor and taste and it passes this flavor onto the Dal, giving it a nice taste. If you are somebody who like varieties of dal, you will love this as well.
There is another side-dish (“Thoran” in Malayalam) that is made out of these leaves and that too is a very tasty one. I will show you that recipe as well in another post here.