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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Murungakkai Soup (Drum stick soup)

Murungakkai Soup (Drum stick soup)
Many of us could never have thought that soups can be made out of murungakkai. All of us love the taste and smell of this. Murungakkai sambar will turn out well even for beginners who don’t know to cook, as the taste and smell of the vegetable will make it tasty however we cook. Nutritional value of this veg is also very high. There are many jokes relating to this veg which many of us know. Give little soup to the small kids at home. They will love it
This time when I went to chettinad, I happened to taste this soup in one house. Usually in chettinad clear soups are made. Tomato soup and cauliflower soup is the most common. Chundakkai soup and karugappilai soup will also be made at home (not during functions).It was first time that I was tasting this soup. It was very tasty .I asked for the recipe immediately and tried it soon after coming home and took the snaps also to blog the recipe

Now a days I am little lazy in writing blogs.Though I can give many reasons for this, loosing interest is the main reason behind. I know, it happens to all of us sometime at some stage. But due to the continuous interest and support shown by my loving readers, I try to rejuvenate the interest and keep on writing to help the younger ones in cooking (the main purpose of my blog).

Thoor dhal-A handful
Drum stick-2(10 to 12 pieces)
Green chillies-3
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaf –little
Coriander leaf-little
Big onion-1
Pepper powder-1 teaspoon
To season
Cinamon-2 small pieces
Birinji leaf-a small one
Curry leaf-little
Fennel seed-1 teaspoon pepper corns-1 teaspoon
Cumin seed-1 teaspoon
Cook the drum stick pieces in 4 cups of water in a vessel. Once the drum stick pieces are cooked well, take out the pieces and keep the water aside to be used later(The water in in which it is cooked will have all the flavour of the drumstick). Once the drum stick pieces are cold, break it open and with the help of a spoon take the pulp out. Cook the thoor dhal also well in the cooker. Chop the onion and tomato pieces nicely. Split the green chili

Keep the kadai in the stove. In little ghee or oil season the soup with the items given in to season. Now add the onion, tomato and chili and sauté well .Mix the dhal with the water in which drum stick is cooked. Add this water to the kadai. Once this boils add the pulp taken from the drum stick pieces and the salt needed also. Let the soup boil for 5 to 6 minutes. Meantime check for consistency and taste. If any taste is missing you can add this at this stage. Before switching off the stove add pepper powder if you want the soup hot. Garnish with coriander leaves


Shama Nagarajan said...


Meenu said...

excellent soup achi...i love your blog please keep writing whenever you get time ...Thanks again for your time and effort..

Kayal said...

Totally new for me. Looks so delicious. I love murungakkai in any form.

Laavanya said...

You are so right about the flavour of murungakkai sambar - unbeatable. I've never had a soup with this - bookmarking to try since it looks delicious. Do post the other chettinadu veg soups you've mentioned when you find the time - thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe.

Kayal said...

Everytime i am entering some comments and they are not all appearing here. Is there any problem?


This Soup got a very good taste. Thanks very much


This Soup got a real good taste. Thanks Very Much

kavita said...

Hello aunty,
Tried this soup and it tasted heavenly. Could you please post any drumstick leaves recipe?

Murugappan Chokkalingam said...

a very good soup, please keep writing
also post some bachelor recipies

sangeetha said...


i tried out the soup today and it was awesome. thank you so much for posting the recipe.


Kannu said...

I am trying this recipe today. I normally never felt like posting comments to the blogs. But your blog is awesome and your recipes are too good. Please continue posting recipes. Thanks!

Lindra said...

Aunty, can you please suggest me how to select drumsticks? very rarely we get drumsticks here where i live, sometimes they are fresh, tender and green and sometimes they are slightly brownish in color but still they are tender, so i dont know whether they are still good to buy.

Solai Chidambaram said...

Lindra,There is no definite way to find it.Only experience will teach us to select.But you can slightly twist and if you can then it will be tender.Moreover it should not be hard like a stick.

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried the soup today,it was awesome,really tasty,flavour of drumstick in soup is something unique,never tried before,looks healthy,thank you,skl

vandu said...

Hi aachi, my mom tried to pluck some drumsticks from our tree today, and ended up breaking a branch full of very tender drumsticks. Is there any recipe we can make with very tender drumsticks? Can we eat the green skin as well? Any special precautions to take?

Solai Chidambaram said...

vandu,u can use the tender one for sambar and also make soup out of it.you can take the whole thing

Annapurani Dhandapani said...

Aunty, It was very nice to taste this soup. I tried this yesterday and it was awesome. I shared the preparation with my neighbours and my family members. My neighbours immediately asked me the recipe details and My son told, "Amma pinnitte!?!?!" and my hubby, no chance, Oh! This is the first time I could ever get a good comment from my hubby for my cooking. Thanks aunty.