Muringayila Idli / Drumstick Leaves Idli


1 1/2- 2 cups idli batter
1/2 cup drumstick leaves/ muringayila, cleaned
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp oil


  1. Remove the drumstick leaves/ muringayila from its stem,wash it and chop it roughly.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. Add chopped green chillies and mix well.
  4. Add the cleaned drumstick leaves and saute for 1-2 minutes on low flame. Remove it from the flame.
  5. Then add this to the idli batter and mix well.
  6. Grease the idli moulds with little oil  and pour the idli batter in the moulds.
  7. Place them in the steamer, close with a tight lid and steam cook on medium flame for about 15 minutes or until idlis get cooked well.
  8. Remove from the flame and allow to cool. Then remove the idlis from the moulds using the spoon and serve with sambar/ kadala curry / chutney…..

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