Murungai keerai omelette ( Drumstick leaves in omelette)

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No that isn’t a burnt omelette , it an omelette with loads of murungai keerai ( moringa leaves ) onion and coriander for a power packed brekkie!!! You hear of Murungai keerai ( Moringa leaves ) more often now in the global circles as a health food with loads of benefits . But they have been a staple in most South Indian households , the drumstick and the leaves cooked and eaten in sambar , kozambu(curries) and cooked with meat as well .The moringa tree has been an integral part of most South Indian home gardens . Google has this to say about the humble moringa leaves, “ Moringa leaf is best known as an excellent source of nutrition and natural energy booster. This energy boost is not based on sugar, and so it is sustained. Moringa is also soothing. It helps lower blood pressure and is a sleep aid. Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa’s ability to purify water. Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria. It is believed that this process is taking place in the body as well”

So now you know why I prefer to add them into my brekkie , and ofcourse combined with eggs they taste delicious 🙂

Ingredients

Eggs -2

Murungai Keerai – 1 cup ( cleaned and chopped )

Onion – 1/2 finely chopped

Green chilles-1finely chopped )

Curry leaves – few

Fennel seeds (Sombu) and Cumin (Jeera) a little of both .

Salt , jeera powder , turmeric a couple of pinches.

Method

Add oil to pan , season with fennel seeds and cumin seeds , sauté curry leaves , onion and green chillies , then add the washed and chopped Murungai keerai , add salt and turmeric and cook closed on a slow flame until the leaves are cooked , this will take about 5 mins . Meanwhile beat eggs with salt and pepper until fluffy , add the cooked greens and continue beating until well blended . Make omelettes.

Serve as is or with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt. Makes for a very filling breakfast or a yummy side for a simple lunch or dinner .

Tip

*murungai keerai plucked from the tree after a rain shower tend to be bitter

* cleaning the leaves can be tedious as even the tiny stalks can cause stomach discomfort, so I buy them in bulk and spend almost half a day cleaning them and store them in the fridge so I can use them anytime I want .

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