Drumstick leaves thoran

Drumstick leaves is very nutritious and tasty. It has more calcium than milk and is good source of other nutrients .It is versatile and can be cooked with dal , cooked in coconut gravy or sauteed with coconut.

Drumstick leaves -  2 cups
Coconut - 1/4 cup , grated
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup , soaked for an hour
Shallots - 2 , chopped small
Green Chilli - 5 
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

  1. Coarsely grind  coconut,cumin,green chilli,turmeric and salt.
  2. Heat oil and add mustard and let it pop up.
  3. Add onion and saute till golden and the coconut mixture .
  4. Mix well for few seconds and add soaked dal.
  5. Sprinkle two tbsp water , cover and cook on low heat.
  6. When water is dry add the drumstick leaves and mix well.
  7. Cover and cook till the drumstick leaves are tender.
  8. Uncover and cook for some more time if there is excess water.
  9. And then serve with rice and sambar.


  1. Have never had drumsticks leaves but this looks simple and delicious. I guess I should try them now. :)

  2. these leaves are so so healthy nice way to have it with lentils..

  3. Looks so yum......super clicks tooo..

  4. Wat a healthy and inviting thoran,love with rice.

  5. This is so yummy. Come and participate in my event, there are 2 giveaways as well.

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  7. My favorite vegetable....love thoran...