BM #113 Week 2 Day 1 - 

This week I shall showcase some Andhra Dishes starting with the letters M, N and O, to continue the A-Z series.

Today's recipe is a very healthy podi which is apt for the current season. My MIL always says that Moringa leaves (Drumstick leaves, Munagaku) need to be included in our diet especially in the rainy months as it is supposed to help with immunity. 
Here are few other ways to enjoy this healthy green. Drumstick Leaves Sambar, Drumstick Leaves Curry

The featured platter includes Green Tomato Dal, Chow chow Sabji, Beerakaya Pachadi, Munagaku Podi, Rice, Yogurt and Mango Mousse.

Ingredients - 

Drumstick Leaves 2-3 cups
Curry leaves few
Peanuts handful
Chana Dal 2 Tbsp
Urad Dal 2 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Marble sized piece of tamarind
Dry Red Chilies 4-5
Salt as needed
Garlic Cloves 2-3 (Optional - I didn't add)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and pat dry the drumstick leaves. Air drying the washed leaves is the best. Dry roast the dried leaves until they are crisp.

Dry roast the remaining ingredients separately except salt.

Allow them to cool, add salt and grind into a semi coarse powder.

Spread the powder in a wide plate allowing it to cool.

Store in an airtight container.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 1 cup approximately
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, June 10, 2020


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I have never tried this. The podi looks very vibrant hued and must have been flavorful.

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. Never tried munagaku podi Harini. Sounds healthy and delicious. Love the addition of peanuts in it.

  5. rajani Says:
  6. What a nice podi to have with rice! Looks very colorful and is so nutritious!

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. This podi is surely so healthy, I have been wanting to make it sometime, very nicely done. Love that spread as well!

  9. sushma Says:
  10. This such a healthy and tasty podi I must say. Love it

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