Drumstick leaves podi is a spicy powder which gives a vibrant flavor to the palate and nutrition to the body. Drumstick Leaves Podi is a spicy powder prepared with fresh drumstick leaves and spices mixed together giving a vibrant flavor to the palate and nutrition to the body. It is an awesome spice mix powder that is generally eaten mixed with hot steam cooked rice and sprinkled with little ghee. This is a must dish that all must try.
The drumstick leaves podi is an ultimate spice mix that is divine in taste with earthy flavors lingering around the palate. Southern India is popular in making a variety of spice mix podis such as paruppu podi, tengai podi or coconut powder, milagai podi, curry leaf powder, coriander leaves podi etc. They are generally eaten with delicious breakfast foods like idli, dosa, upma, vada etc or mixed with hot rice and ghee.
Drumstick is one of the common and popular tree that is grown in the backyard of most of the houses in Southern Indian, called as munagakaya. It is mainly valued for its medicinal values and high nutrition benefits that it provides. Drumstick leaves provides essential amount of iron and calcium. They are extensively used in Siddha medicine in India. Drumsticks are widely used in preparing a variety of dishes.
They are added into the sambar and is also fried. In other parts of India, especially West Bengal and Bangladesh, it is made into a variety of curry dishes by mixing with coconut, poppy seeds, and mustard or boiled until the drumsticks are semi-soft and consumed directly without any extra processing or cooking. It is used in curries, sambars, kormas, and dals, although it is also used to add flavor to cutlets, etc.
In Maharashtra, the pods are used in sweet & sour curries called Aamatee. Tender drumstick leaves, finely chopped, are used as garnish for vegetable dishes, dals, sambars, salads, etc. In some regions the flowers are gathered and cleansed to be cooked with besan to make pakoras. Drumstick leaves or Muranga Keerai is considered the ‘Queen of all Greens’ as it is valued for having the richest source of beta carotene among all green leafy vegetables.
There is a saying that if you have a drumstick plant in your garden that symbolizes that you have a doctor at home. It is the best home remedial medicine used for curing most of the common diseases and is the most recommended spinach variety for all the age groups. It is important that you include a variety of greens in your daily meal as they are highly nutritious and healthy. Do try this amazing spice mix podi and enjoy its scintillating taste. Drumstick leaves is a powerhouse with innumerable health benefits. They complement well with other ingredients and offer wonderful flavours and zest. They are also rich in iron, calcium and vitamin C.
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