Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai vadai recipe

Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai vadai recipe teaches you to prepare a crispy tasty vadai out of the drumstick leaves called as murungai Keerai in tamil which is rich in calcium, iron, vitamins and minerals. Murungai Keerai vadai is an easy recipe which is prepared along with channa dal. It is also called as “keera vadai”

This vadai will be crispy and can be prepared as evening snacks for children and elders and  as side dish for lunch. Vadai becomes very healthy with green fresh murungai leaves. Enjoy preparing this tastiest vadai following my instructions. Give your valuable comments after preparing this recipe.

It is a super food and the below link explains about it.

health benefits of drumstick 

Cuisine: South Indian

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

A short video link for the recipe:-

Murungai Keerai vadai recipe – Ingredients:-
  • drumstick/murungai Keerai – 1.5 cups
Murungai keerai
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
Chopped onion
  • Oil – for deep frying
Murungai Keerai vadai recipe – Ingredients to grind for preparing vadai:-
  • channa dal / kadalai paruppu – 1 cup (soaked in water)
  • Red chillies / vara milagai – 3
  • garlic cloves / poondu – 5 no
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • salt – to taste
Channa dal
Red chillies, garlic, fennel and cumin seeds and salt
Murungai Keerai vadai recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly soak channa dal in water for 2 hours.

Dry channa dal and the soaked channa dal

2. Mean while clean and separate drumstick /murungai Keerai from the stem. Chop it if the leaves are bigger in size. (Chopping is optional)

Drumstick/murungai Keerai and the chopped keerai

3. After two hours of soaking leave one tea spoon of soaked channa dal (this will be added without grinding with vadai to improve the texture of the vadai) and put the rest of the channa dal in a mixie along with red chillies, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and salt and grind coarsley.

Ingredients to grind and the ground mixture

4. Secondly to the ground mixture add the left out soaked channa dal, chopped onion and drumstick / murungai keerai. Mix well and prepare the dough.

Dough ready to make vadai

5. Finally heat oil in a kadai for deep frying. Take lemon sized balls of dough flatten it using your fingers and deep fry in oil. Turn the sides and fry till it turns golden brown on both the sides.

Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai vadai recipe
Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai vadai recipe – Frying Keerai Vadai

6. No need for any side dish for this vadai. You can serve as evening snacks or with rice.

Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai vadai recipe
Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai vadai recipe

Even more Murungai keerai / drumstick leaves recipes in my website are as follows

1. Drumstick leaves | Murungai Keerai Kootu recipe

2. Drumstick | Murungai Keerai Poriyal | thuvattal recipe

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