Drumstick Leaves (Muringayila) Thoran is the most favorite and very popular side dish in Kerala Cuisine. This is a quick stir fry of the drumstick leaves tossed with grated coconut. The fresh coconut used here will enhance the taste and reduces the bitter taste too. Drumstick Leaves (Muringayila) Thoran is one of the easiest of dishes that can be prepared with minimum ingredients. Almost all houses in Kerala have a drumstick tree in its backyard. Drumstick leaves are available throughout the year and these highly nutritious leaves will boost up health and well being. Drumstick leaves are very healthy and they boost up immunity. Rich in vital nutrients, these leaves should be consumed at least once a week. You can explore a well detailed recipe of the Thoran dish here that can be easily prepared at home.
For preparing the delicious Thoran, first heat 2 – 3 Tsp of Oil in a Cheenachatty. Add the Rice into the hot oil and stir it.
Add Shallots/Onion slices, Green Chilli slices and stir the mixture for few minutes in low flame until the onions are slightly browned and translucent.
When colour of this mix turns into golden/brown, add grated coconut also and stir the mix well.
Then add the Drumstick leaves (Muringayila) into the mix along with required quantity of salt. Stir the mix well and allow to cook the Drumstick leaves properly by covering with a lid. No water should be used for making this Thoran, if water is added, then it will give a bitter taste for Thoran. It will take about 5 – 10 minutes to cook the Thoran properly.
After about 5 – 10 minutes, stir the Thoran again and change it into a serving plate. The delicious thoran dish goes well with rice for noon day meals.
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