I stored them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days and then decided to just give up trying too hard and throw them into a rasam. It was delicious! If you love rasam recipes, here are my favourites from this site – instant tomato rasam, pepper rasam, and Mysore rasam.
|Fresh Drumstick Leaves|
Drumstick Leaves Rasam Recipe
1.5 cups of drumstick leaves, picked and cleaned
A lemon-sized tamarind ball soaked in 2 cups water, juice extracted, and pulp discarded
1 tomato, chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic
1/8 tsp of turmeric powder
2 – 3 tbsp of rasam powder
3 tbsp of cookied and mashed toor dal (optional)
Salt to taste
2 tsp ghee or oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp powdered jeera / cumin seeds
A generous pinch of asafoetida / hing
How I Made It:
1. Place the tamarind water, rasam powder, drumstick leaves, tomato, turmeric, peeled garlic cloves slightly crushed, and salt in a pan. Bring to boil and simmer until the leaves are cooked (don’t taste raw) and the tomatoes and garlic are soft.
2. Add the cooked dal, if using, and bring to boil again. Remove from fire.
3. Heat a small tadka / tempering pan with the ghee or oil and add the rest of the ingredients for tempering. When the mustard seeds start popping, dunk the entire contents of the pan into the rasam. Mix well,
Enjoy hot with steamed rice. I am sure drumstick leaves sambar will also taste great. Maybe next time!
Sounds yumm, will try tomorrow…mom makes "murunga elai poduthuval" and "dosais" both of which are sooo tasty, not to mention, loaded with iron! 🙂
Jennifer Kumar, Cross-Cultural Coach
Fantastic!! I love drumstick leaves. I only wish I could find them at stores. 🙁
Nice one..I used to have it when carrying..its quite flavouful and healthy…the leaves pic is outta the world!!
I have drumstick sambar but never rasam – must taste delicious. Coincidentally I just posted a drumstick recipe.
I have heard about this rasam in my native place.First time I come across the recipe. Good one.Bookmarked.
I only know there are quite few varities in rasam just few months back. Learnt few and learning few. Drumstick version looks good. It is somehow reminding my MIL's drumstick leaves sambar. I'll try soon.
That's a nice idea, I too have few leaves like this… I can drink as such 🙂
this rasam looks really new to me..really god idea..Awesome Nags