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Murungai Keerai Poriyal Recipe | Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry | StirFry recipes

Easy and Healthy Stir-fry with Drumstick leaves
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Stir fry
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Murungai Keerai - 2 cups tightly packed
  • Onion - 1 big sized
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Sugar - a pinch optional
  • Salt  - to taste

To Temper

  • Seasame Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal  - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 2



  • Remove the drumstick leaves from the stalk and wash the greens twice.Keep  aside.Chop the onion finely and make it ready.


  • Heat a pan with oil and add the items to temper. Once mustard cracks and urad dal turns brown, add red chillies and fry for a minute. Now add the onions and sauté till it becomes transparent.
  • Then add the drumstick leaves along with sugar & salt. Fry the drumstick in low flame until it shrinks in volume & gets cooked. This may take 5 to 7 minutes. No need to add water as the greens will leave out water.
  • After the drumstick leaves got cooked, add coconut and mix well for 2 minutes. Once everything comes together, switch off the flame.


Serving: 2g