Wednesday, 12 July 2017

{Recipe}Muskachi Bhaji/Drumstick leaves Bhaji

Muskachi Bhaji is called for side dish prepared using drumstick tender leaves.This bhaji is only loved by our old folks,our today's generations don't like all these greens.I always feel lucky that my mummy always made all greens which were freely available in vicinity mostly during rainy season like muskachi bhaji(drumstick leaves),Taikulchi Bhaji(Foetid cassia) common in rainy season,Vaalichi bhaji(Basella alba also known as Malabar spinach)Kuduchi bhaji(not sure whats called in English),Aallu bhaji(colocasia leaves).So now i also want my son should be aware of these medicinal veggies and also consume them.

These veggies are very hard to find.But were ever available i make sure i grab them. All these veggies are so easy to make with lots of health benefits.Since Drumstick leaves easily available so thought let me start with this green leafy muskachi bhaji.

Total Preparation Time : 30
Cooking Time :10-15 min

1 Large Bowl cleaned Drumstick Leaves
2 Onions chopped
1/2 Coconut grated
1/2 Cup soaked split dal (Tur or Moong dal)
3 Green chilies slit
Salt as per taste


  1. Take the tender Drumstick leaves , then wash the leaves and chop if required.
  2. Then add oil in pan,once heated add onions and fry until translucent.Add slit chilies and just toss.
  3. Add the washed drumstick leaves and soaked dal and salt. Mix well and then cover the lid and cook on slow for 5 min.
  4. After five minutes open the lid add water as required  and let the muskachi bhaji cook for more 5 min or until the water dries.
  5. Last add the grated coconut and cover the lid and let it cook on slow flame for more 3 min,in between open the lid stir the bhaji and again leave to cook for more 2 min.
  6. Enjoy with chapati or pao.