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Drumstick leaves Dhal Curry

Drumstick-leaves cooked in dhal and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Drumsticks leaves are said to be rich in iron,easily available in Indian households and tasty too.You can do this dhal curry as an alternative to Palak dhal curry which every one knows. So i selected this dhal curry recipe.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/2 cup Toor dhal (cooked with 2 cups water, 3 garlic cloves,1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp chopped coriander leaves, and salt)
    • 1 1/2 cup Drumsticks leaves (tender leaves will be tastier) (cleaned )
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tsp chilli powder
    • 1 sprig curry leaves
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp refined oil
    • 2 tsp coconut oil


    1. Steam cook the Toor dhal with 2 cups water,3 garlic cloves,1 tsp cumin seeds, chopped coriander leaves-1 tsp and salt for 10 mins ,upto 6 whistle in a pressure pan and keep it  aside.
    2. Heat oil in a kadai , saute mustard seeds,cumin seeds,chopped onions,curry leaves for a min.
    3. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till it melts.
    4. Add tender drumsticks leaves and turmeric powderand chilli powder
    5. Add the cooked toor dhal after 5 mins.Mix well.
    6. Turn off the heat after 3 mins.
    7. Pour the coconut oil on top.
    8. Serve it hot with Rice,Rasam,Idli,Dosa and Chapathis.Enjoy this Tasty Dhall curry.