Muringayila – Cherupayar Kanji / Drumstick Leaves – Green Gram Kanji


1 cup pachari/ raw rice
1/2-3/4 cup cherupayar/ green gram
1 cup muringayila / drumstick leaves
1 cup grated coconut
salt to taste


  1. Wash the rice and green gram in water. Grind the grated coconut adding about 3/4 cup of  water and keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, cook the rice and green gram by adding about 4-5 cups of water on medium flame for 4-5 whistles until the rice is cooked well.
  3. Once the pressure releases, open the lid and add the cleaned drumstick leaves, little water and salt and mix well. 
  4. Then add the ground coconut to the cooked kanji and bring it to boil on medium low heat, stirring in between.
  5. Check for salt and if the kanji is too thick, add little more hot water and mix well. Remove from flame and serve hot….
  • While serving if the kanji is too thick, you can add warm water according to your choice of consistency…
  • Instead of grinding the coconut, you can also add coconut crushed well with your hand..


      Linking this post to Rafeeda’s event MLLA #103, conceptualized by Susan and hosted by Lisa….



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