Murungai keerai Thanni Saaru (Drumstick Leaves Soup)

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 This Murungai keerai Thanni saaru/Drumstick leaves soup is so healthy and easy to make and bursting with flavour. The medicinal value of Drumstick leaves is tremendously limitless. This soup is super comforting, soothing, Quick and on your table in just under 15 mins!

Drumstick leaves soup served in whirte soup bowl with curry aside

This drumstick leaves soup recipe is shared by my mom, she makes it very often because of the healing benefits of the drumstick leaves.

The term “Moringa leaves” has to gain popularity and its trending among wellness circle. Everybody has got astonished by the humble plant and its healing power.

How do you make Thanni Saaru/Drumstick leaves soup?

Wash drumstick plants thoroughly under running water. Heat up water in your soup pan, add drumstick leaves, onion and tomato. Let it Boil for a few minutes.

Adding warm water, grind coconut with cumin seeds and extract coconut milk.

Add coconut milk to boiling drumstick leaves soup.

Turn off from heat, Add salt and pepper. Serve.

Benefits of Drumstick leaves soup:

Drumstick leaves/Moringa leaves: It is rich in many important nutrients including vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Iron, Riboflavin, Protein.

Coconut milk: Coconut milk boosts immune system rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B-12 and D2. It cures mouth ulcer and stomach ulcer.

Cumin: It cures indigestion, Rich in iron and helps to improve immunity.

What are the types of greens can be used for thanni saaru?

    Greens like Manathakkali keerai ( black nightshade or wonder berry)

                      Agathi Keerai (August Tree leaves or hummingbird tree leaves)

Can I use coconut milk?

Store-bought coconut milk: Yes, of course, you can use store-bought coconut milk. You can mix cumin powder into the coconut milk and follow the method.

Coconut powder: If you have coconut powder in hand, you can mix coconut powder with 1cup of warm water, After 5 mins coconut milk is ready. Now you can mix cumin powder and follow the same procedure.

How do you serve Thanni saaru?

Thanni Saaru can be served with a bowl of soup or with rice.

How long can I store Drumstick leaves soup?

This can be stored for 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend storing for a longer period of time as it reduces nutritious value.

 How to make Thanni Saaru (Drumstick Leaves Soup):

Ingredients to make thanni saaru is taken in small glass bowls
These all the ingredients to make drumstick leaves soup
Drumstick leaves are taken in pan
Wash the drumstick leaves throughly in running water to remove dirt. Add to the pan
Jug of water is being poured over the drumstick leaves in cooking pan
Add water
drumstick leaves is being boiled in pan
Let it boil for 2 mins
Drumstick leaves, onion and tomato are in sauce pan
Add chopped onion and tomato, let it boil for 5 mins
cumin seeds are added to the oil kept in small pan
For Seasoning: Heat up oil, add cumin seeds. Let it sizzle for minute.
Cumin seeds are being added to drumstick leaves soup
Add the seaning to the drumstick soup
coconut and cumin seeds are taken in blender
For coconut milk Extract: To a blender add coconut pieces and cumin seeds
coconut, cumin seeds and water are taken in blender jar
Add warm water and grind to a very fine paste, strain through the mesh stariner and remove the coconut soilds
coconut milk is being poured over the drumstick leaves
Add extracted coconut milk and boil for just for 2 mins.
pepper powder is shown is small glass bowl
Turn off the heat, add pepper and salt

 Now the Murungai Keerai Thanni saaru/Drumstick leaves soup is ready! 

coconut milk soup is served in small white soup bowl

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Murungai keerai thanni saaru – Drumstick leaves soup


  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Murungai keerai Thanni saaru/Drumstick leaves soup is so healthy and easy to make and bursting with flavour. The medicinal value of Drumstick leaves is tremendously limitless. This soup is super comforting, soothing, Quick and on your table in just under 15 mins!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup Drumstick leaves
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Heat up pan, add drumstick leaves and 2 cups of water, add chopped onion and tomato and bring to boil
  2. Now grind coconut and jeera by adding 1/2 cup of warm water and grind to a fine paste. Extract coconut milk throughly using mesh strainer.
  3. heat up the oil, add in cumin, once its splutter add in to the boiled drumstick soup
  4. Finally add coconut milk and let it boil for 2 mins
  5. Tturn off your heat,Add pepper powder and salt.

Notes

1. What are the types of greens can be for thanni saaru?

   Greens like Manathakkali keerai ( black nightshade or wonder berry)

                      Agathi Keerai (August Tree leaves or hummingbird tree leaves)

2.Can I use coconut milk?

Store-bought coconut milk: Yes, of course, you can use store-bought coconut milk. You can mix cumin powder into the coconut milk and follow the method.

Coconut powder: If you have coconut powder in hand, you can mix coconut powder with 1cup of warm water, After 5 mins coconut milk is ready. Now you can mix cumin powder and follow the same procedure.

3.How do you serve Thanni saaru?

Thanni Saaru can be used with a bowl of soup or with rice.

4.How long can I store Drumstick leaves soup?

This can be stored for 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator. I don’t recommend storing for a longer period of time as it reduces nutritious value.

  • Category: Soup, Starter
  • Cuisine: south Indian

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Deepa G Joshi says:

    I have never seen these leaves, but the soup sounds extremely beautiful with an equally beautiful presentation. Wonderful presentation and awesome clicks…beautiful and creative space you have here and I’m so glad I found you and could follow you 🙂
    This is something new for me!!!

  2. Sharmilee says:

    This thanni saaru looks different from the one we prepare the ‘Thanni saaru’ just with the water which is used to wash the rice. The photograph is very beautiful and the recipe looks tempting!

  3. Supramaniam says:

    The way showing step by step with picture make us to very clear to understand. Thank you very much.

  4. I am planning to make this today with valaarai keerai using the water from washing rice.

  5. Healthy Soup . Love it .

  6. Yes I made this recipe. Very yummy ?.Love to cook with moringa leaves. Very tasty. Tq for sharing this recipe. Going to cook today the same. But I saute the onions n chillies first add water then the leaves n rest the same.

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