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Drumstick leaves masala rice a perfect lunch box recipe packed with loads of antioxidants n highly nutritious greens.. usually used in making poriyal, sambar n tis is def a welcome change for this green..
What you need:
Rice - 1 cup
Thoor dhal - 1/4 cup
Drumstick leaves / Murungai Keerai - 1/2 cup (cleaned n washed)
Onion - 1 no, chopped
Garlic - 2 nos, chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Red chilly - 1 no
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp

To dry roast and grind to smooth powder:
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Split roasted gram / Pottukadalai - 2 tsp
Raw rice - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 5 nos
Coconut gratings - 1 tbsp

How to make:
Wash and cook rice and dhal together. Heat oil in a pan add mustard once it splutters roast urad dhal, gralic flakes and then onion and cook till soft.

Add drumstick leaves, salt add 1/4 cup water and cook. Once done add the spice powder mix well n add cooled rice dhal mixture and mix well.

Serve hot with dollop of ghee with masala papad!!


  1. Very healthy and delicious...

  2. Very flavorful rice ....yummy!

  3. What a healthy yet flavorful and delicious one pot meal..

  4. This green masala rice sounds prefect lunch box, loving it.


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