COCONUT ‘N’MORINGA ROTI


Moringa oleifera ,also known as the drumstick tree ,is a miracle tree , packed with

nutrients.Its leaves,bark,flowers,seeds,fruits,roots are mostly used in eastern countries in

various ways.It’s produce is beneficial to treat diabetic ,heart,liver ,arthritis and many

more.As it composes good amount of antioxidants,consuming this everyday gives good

results,also scavenging fat in your body.Moringa leaf juice is best for those on a diet too.

Well,let’s get into the recipe now.

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INGREDIENTS

500 gm flour

1 coconut grated

coconut water(optional)

2 green chillies chopped fine

1-pips garlic chopped fine(optional)

1-2 cups moringa leaves

1 tsp.cummin seed powder

1/2 tsp pepper powder(optional)

salt to taste

a little coconut oil

METHOD

First slightly saute the moringa leaves in a tsp.of oil.Mix this with the rest of the

ingredients,with a little water and make a soft dough.

Apply oil on the board you are going to flatten the dough.Flatten the dough with your

palms.Apply oil on the griddle (do not pour oil) .Cook on both sides till crisp and serve hot

with any curry or chutney of your choice.

MORINGA/DRUMSTICK KOLUKATTAI


This is a dumpling served at breakfast or as a snack .These type of kolukattai or dumplings

famous in the South Asian cuisine,can be made savoury and sweet too.Most kids love the

sweet dumplings.This recipe i’m going to share is, a  very healthy one.I would like to share

a few  notes on this miracle leaf.

Moringa or the Murungai keerai(tamil) is rich in antioxidants,Omega 3 fatty acids,and  has

high  alkalizing and purifying benefits.Moringa helps maintain skin,hair,eyes ,and overall

health.Moringa has 3 times iron of spinach .Including this in your diet will positively bring

changes you could clearly feel and see.You can include in soups,curries,chappathis , or a

side dish for rice.Will be posting more on this later.

For the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice flour

1.5 cup water

1/2 cup moringa leaves

2 dry chillies

1/2 tsp.mustard seeds

1/4 tsp.cummin seeds

21 tblsp.bengal gram dal.

a pinch of asafoetida

1/2 cup coconut

2 green chillies chopped

2 tblsp oil

salt to taste

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,cummin seeds,dry chillies,asafoetida,gram dal ,and

half of the leaves ,salt and water .Allow the water to boil.Then slowly add the rice flour and

cook for 2 minutes.Add coconut ,and the rest of the leaves and mix well.

Make dumpling by slightly pressing a little dough in your palm with your fingers.(like

.clasping).Steam for 10 minutes or till done.Serve with hot tomato chutney or sauce.

Nourishing and good for snack boxes ,breakfast,and a quick gulp down meal for those who

are too busy to sit for breakfast.