Nugge Soppu ,Moringa or Drumstick leaves are a power house of nutrients. Back in 2016 I had tried a bunch of drumstick recipes to publish in Vijaya next kannada daily. This chutney recipe is from that trial and after that it is in my regular menu and I have made it many times, as well as tried to mix this same chutney into cooked rice after doing some seasoning and liked it a lot and It is an awesome way to feed small kids with added goodness of moringa.
I will first describe how to make chutney and at last I will add the procedure of rice as well.
This chutney stays good for up to one week and we can store this in a refrigerator and can be enjoyed as a side dish or make rice item and relish and can be packed as a carry meal in a tiffin box as well.
Procedure for Chutney:
Moringa leaves – 4 cups (keep aside some young leaves for seasoning)
To be ground:
Roasted red chillies – 3
Black pepper – 3
Garlic – 10 cloves
Tamarind – ¼ tea spoon
Coriander leaves – 3 table spoons (chopped)
Cumin – 1 tea spoon
Jaggery – ½ to 1 tea spoon
Oil – 2 table spoons
Mustard – 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves – 2 strings
Garlic – 10 cloves (chopped)
Onion – 1 (chopped)
Turmeric – ½ tea spoon
-Take moringa leaves (keep aside a little) and grind with all the items under “To be Ground” from Roasted red chillies to salt in the list by adding little water into coarse paste.
-Now take one kadai, do seasoning part. Heat oil, splutter mustard, add curry leaves, chopped garlic, onion ,turmeric and fry until onion and garlic becomes light brown.
-Add moringa leaves, which we have kept aside and fry till it wilts and add ground paste and fry for 3 to 5 minutes or until raw smell vanishes and mixture changes in colour.
-You can serve this as a side dish with hot rice and ghee. This chutney stays good under refrigeration and can be used as a moringa rice mix as well.
Now we will see the procedure for Moringa Rice:
It is simple. Take some oil and put one tea spoon of cumin, little curry leaves and one or two table spoons of ready chutney, little salt and mix nicely. Switch off the gas. Mix required amount of ready cooked rice in this mixture and mix nicely to devour aromatic moringa rice. If you have ready chutney around, it is a quick recipe.