Drumstick / Murungakkai / Munakkaaya / Nuggekaayi / Sahjan Soup
A very healthy soup and perfect to have in this cold season.
Drumstick - 3 or 4
Garlic - 4 or 5 flakes
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper corns - few count
Small Onion - 4 or 5 ( can use 2 tbsp of chopped onions)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tsp
Wash and cut drumstick into finger long pieces. Add enough water and cook till soft on stove top or in a pressure cooker.
Once cooked remove the drumstick and squeeze out the pulp or use a spoon to scoop out the inner flesh. Next mash the fless or grind to paste. Save the water that has been used for cooking.
Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, pepper corn and curry leaves. Wait for few seconds and add finely chopped garlic or crushed garlic. Saute till light brown and then add onions. Fry till onions are pink. Finally pour the mashed or ground paste and the water that has been used for cooking drumstick. Also add salt and additional water if needed according to consistency needed.
Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.
Can also add any dhal water( or cook few tbsp of dhal with lots of water) and add to the soup for additional quantity and thickness.
Increase the amount of pepper if needed or add pepper powder at the end just before serving.
Optional can add one chopped tomato after frying onions or can add the same when cooking drumsticks.
Sending this to Food Palette Green event
and Soups event by Sameena.