Drumsticks are healthiest foods that are available at an economical price. They are helpful in building strong bones and increase the health of the bones. They help in controlling the blood sugar levels and relieves from any respiratory problems. Pregnant women are advised to eat drumsticks and drumsticks leaves for a healthy baby and milk production. The major benefit of drumsticks and its leaves is it enhances the sexual life and also fights from different infections.
This blood purifying vegetable is available in all seasons. The leaves of this plant are also very effective and healthy. Munaga Aku charu is very easy recipe.
Ingredients to make Munaga Aaku Charu:
1/2 cup of drumstick leaves (washed thoroughly)
Lemon sized tamarind (extract juice and make 3 glasses of tamarind water)
1 Small tomato
1/4 tsp turmeric Powder
2 small onions
3 green chillis slit length wise
10-12 curry leaves
1 tsp Jaggery (Optional)
salt as required
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 dry red chillis deseed and tear
1 tsp urad dal (split black gram dal)
1/4 tsp methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
4 flakes garlic crushed
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Munaga Aaku Charu Preparation Method:
To prepare Munaga Aku Charu first we need wash drumstick leaves thoroughly and keep aside.
Take a pan and add some oil to it and then heat it. Add few mustard seeds to it and then fry them till they splutter.
Add few red chillies and urad dal and menthi seeds and crushed garlic and then add cumin seeds also. Fry them all so that they become brown in color.
Now add finely chopped onions and green chillies and fry them for a few minutes.
Now add tomatoes, turmeric powder and some tamarind water to the pan. Add some salt and curry leaves and a piece of jaggery and finally add the drumstick leaves.
Now boil the whole ingredients on medium flame and low the flame.
Let the tamarind rawness disappear, add required salt if required and then turn off the stove and serve the soup with rice.
Note: You can add the boiled tur dal water to the soup to make the soup tasty. If you like spicy food you can avoid jaggery.