The most nutritious part of the drumstick tree is the leaf. Among all the common green leafy vegetables, this has the highest amount of protein and is extremely rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin, calcium, iron and magnesium. It has four times the vitamin A in carrots, seven times the vitamin C in oranges, and four times the calcium in milk. South Indians are generally used in monsoon season to avoid air borne diseases and water borne diseases.
Today I am introducing drumstick leaves (Munagaaku) paratha. This is very easy to make and tasty and healthy to eat. Happy and Healthy cooking..........
Fresh drumstick leaves - 1cup
Green chilli - 2
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Ginger, finely chopped - 2 tsp
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Water as required
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Method of preparation:
- Grind the fresh drumstick leaves, ginger, green chilli, jeera and salt together in a grinder till you get a smooth paste. Try not to add too much water while grinding.
- Take a wide bowl, add wheat flour and above green paste and mix well and knead into a soft dough, using enough water.
- Divide the dough into equal portions.
- Roll out each portion into a circle carefully, using the flour for rolling.
- Heat a tava and cook each paratha, using little oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
- Now healthy and tasty Drumstick leaves (Munagaaku) Paratha is ready to eat with fresh curd or any curry.