Muringa ila thoran /Moringa leaf stir fry

What you need

Muringa ila/Moringa leaves: 5 cup

Red onion: ½ of one onion

Coconut: ¼ cup ( I used dessicated )

Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon

Urad dal: 1 tablespoon

Chili powder: ¼ teaspoon

Salt : 1 teaspoon

Oil : 1 tablespoon ( I used coconut oil)

Red chilies: 2 no (halved into two)

Mustard seeds: 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves: 1 sprig


How I made


Pluck individual moringa/muringa leaves from the stem, and wash and clean the entire leaves in the running water using a colander and set aside.


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, urad dal and halved red chilies. Once mustard seeds starts spluttering add chopped onion and fry them until they become translucent or change the color. It takes about 6 minutes. To this add washed moringa/muringa leaves and let them cook for another 8 minutes with closed lid. 


Once the moringa leaves are well done add coconut, chili powder, cumin powder and curry leaves and fry for another minute or two and switch off the flame.


Enjoy with rice and curry