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Make it Moringa Mondays

Native to India , the moringa tree has been serving as a traditional medicine to many since ancient times .

It has several benefits not limiting to providing essential proteins, vitamins and minerals like Vitamin , A , B6, C , Riboflavin ,magnesium and iron.

Freshly steamed Millet Idlis can be had as a meal or a snack so if you team it with Moringa Sambhar , it would be a powerhouse of health on your plate. Today many parts of the world celebrates Meatless mondays...why not dedicate this day to the Moringa ..and make it Moringa Mondays..

I got this recipe from Saffron trail that is a wonderful aromatic daal recipe .

Ingredients :

1 cup toor , arhar daal or yellow split pigeon peas

1 1/2 cup Moringa leaves

1 large tomato

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 1/2 tbls ghee

1 pinch asafoetida , hing

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

3-4 cloves garlic , grated

2 tsp ginger , grated

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

2 tsp coriander powder

2 tsp jaggery powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 lemon

To Prepare:

1. Wash the Moringa leaves very well and remove any hard stalks and keep aside .

2. Wash the daal very well and place in a pressure cooker or an instapot .

3. Pour 2 cups of water, the washed moringa leaves, turmeric and salt.

4. For the Pressure cooker , cook for 2 whistles on high flame and for the instapot , place at high pressure for 10-12 minutes. After this , allow to cook for another 10-15 min on a low flame or slow cook/saute mode . Mash the daal and the leaves .

5. In the meantime , prepare the tempering by heating ghee in a pan . Add the asafoetida ,ginger and garlic cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let them pop. then the spice powders, jaggery and salt .

6. Add this tempering to the daal and mix very well.

7. Squeeze the lemon and serve hot with steaming idlis and delicious coconut chutney like I did, rice or roti.


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