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Moringa Leaves Dal Recipe | Moringa with Lentil Curry

This Moringa Leaves Dal Recipe is just perfect to make your lunch delicious yet easy to cook.  Moringa with Lentil curry is  super delicious  to relish with rice or roti . And there will be enough time in hand to spend with your favorite book .

You want to sip a cup of tea with some music playing in your background  on a summer long day ,but suddenly the thought “what to cook for the lunch ?” starts peeping in your mind.This Moringa Leaves Dal is the dish to cook that time.

Moringa Leaves Dal Recipe

Moringa Leaves Dal Recipe 

Moringa Leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked, or stored as dried powder for many months without refrigeration. While stored ,they won’t loose their nutrition value. Moringa Flowers are also edible. You can check this fritters recipe that I have shared before.

Moringa leaves contain more Vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more Vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas .This a perfect to fall in the category of Super-Food.

Moringa Leaves Dal Recipe

You can also try another recipe that in this blog ,Moringa with Mung. For that I won  Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Contest too.

You may like to check Choler Dal Recipe

Recipe is adapted from “First Food Culture of Taste” book. I received this book a 2 month ago from centre for Science and Environment .This book has every essence about healthy good food ,those food which our grand parents been eating .The food which are freshly made from local produce ,delicious in every aspect. This book talks about the critical food-nutrition-nature-culture connection.

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There are many beautiful articles by Sangeeta Khana who is always an inspiration to me and a good friend of mine. The first article I read in this book was “Naturally Sweet” by her. It’s all about Shakarkand ,that is naturally sweet and treated to be the dessert of the winter till three-four decades ago..

Chitra Balasubramaniam has written a beautiful article about Moringa super leaves.She has revealed her childhood memories eating curries and sambar using moringa leaves  prepared by her mother. She has also mentioned that Moringa leaves are also being used in pizza ,omletes etc.  I have tried omelet few times !!



Print Recipe
Lentils with Moringa Leaves/Book Review
Course Main Dish
Cuisine indian, south indian
Prep Time 3 hour
Cook Time 30 minute
Course Main Dish
Cuisine indian, south indian
Prep Time 3 hour
Cook Time 30 minute
  1. Boil the dal in 2 cup of water ,add salt to it. Cook till they are almost done. Mash it with back side of your spatula.
  2. In another pan add tamarind pulp ,asafoetida ,sambar powder and salt. Boil the mixture in one cup of water till the smell of tamarind is gone.
  3. Add moringa leaves and cook for 2 minute. Add boiled dal to it.Cook for 5 minute.
  4. To prepare the tadka, heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seed ,dry chili to it. Add curry leaves .Once it start to crackle add this tadka on top of dal mixture. Mix it well .It's ready to be served .
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