Drumstick Leaves Soup Recipe | Murungai Keerai Soup | Gomathi Kitchen


Moringa leaves, also known as Murungai keerai in Tamil, Nugge soppu in Kannada, Moringa leaves in English, Sahajan ke patte in Hindi, and Murinna ila in Malayalam, are a highly nutritious and antioxidant-rich green variety. They have amazing health benefits, making them a great addition to our diets at least once a week. Drumstick leaves are considered a “Miracle Tree” as they contain all the essential amino acids needed by the body, as well as natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can help treat many diseases.

According to miracletree.org, Moringa has been identified as a strong anticancer plant, with several bioactive compounds that have significant anti-tumor activity. Additionally, drumstick leaves are a great source of essential minerals like calcium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. They help boost the immune system and increase breast milk production.

Drumstick leaves soup is an easy-to-prepare and highly nutritious dish that is perfect for consumption in the morning or early evening around 3 pm for easy digestion and absorption. While drumstick leaves are usually used to make sambar, poriyal, or adai, this soup recipe is a delicious and easy way to consume them regularly. You can enjoy this soup twice a week or on alternate days for maximum health benefits.

Try this easy and yummy Drumstick leaves soup recipe today and experience the many health benefits of this “Miracle Tree” for yourself!

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Drumstick Leaves Soup Recipe | Murungai Keerai Soup | Gomathi Kitchen

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 8 min Total Time 23 mins
Servings: 7
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



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  1. Select young and fresh leaves.

  2. Remove nutrient deficient yellow leaves and insect bites leaves.

  3. Remove leaves from big stem, if it has small tender stems, it is not a problem. You don’t need to remove that as we are making soup. Wash thrice.

  4. To dry roast, heat the pan.

  5. Add coriander seeds and cumin seeds.

  6. Sauté them till turn aromatic and golden colour and allow to cool and grind in to rough coarse powder.

  7. To prepare soup, take cleaned moringa leaves in cooker.

  8. To this add washed and 30 minutes soaked  moong dal.

  9. Add shallots and sliced garlic cloves.

  10. Add chopped tomatoes.

  11. Now add roughly crushed coriander and cumin seeds.

  12. Add peppercorns.

  13. Add little turmeric powder.

  14. Add enough water to make a soup.

  15. Pressure cooks in medium flame for 4-5 whistles.

  16.  Allow to release the pressure naturally and open the lid.

  17. Make strainer ready to drain the soup.

  18. Drain the soup completely.

  19. Allow the solids parts of soup to cool and transfer to mixie jar and grind like a smooth paste with adding little soup.

  20. Again, strain the ground moringa leaves with dal and separate the all juice from the cooked materials.

  21. Add first plain filtrates to this thick one.

  22. Add salt and crushed pepper to taste.

  23. Add fresh chopped coriander leaves.

  24. Allow to boil for a minute.

  25. Very healthy and tasty moringa leaves soup is ready for serving.


  • If you don’t add any dal varieties pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Want feed kids as such or give little tempering with mustard seeds and Hing and mix with rice and feed like rasam rice.
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