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drumstick leaves and jackfruit seeds curry

Muringayila chakkakuru curry 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
cooking dal25 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine, South Indian
Keyword: cheera curry, drumstick leaves, health curry recipes, healthy recipes, keerai recipes, moloshyam, mulakushyam, traditional recipes of kerala
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to grind raw

  • 1/4 cup small onions
  • 1/8 cup coconut
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder

to make the curry

  • 1/4 cup jackfruit seeds
  • 1 cup cooked and mashed tur dal
  • 1 no tomato - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 4 handful fresh drumstick leaves


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp coriander seeds - optional
  • 1 no red chilli - broken
  • 5-6 no small onions - sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut


  • Cook the tur dal, mash and keep it ready. Cook the jackfruit seeds for a whistle and keep it ready. 
  • Also, Grind everything given under "to grind raw" to a fine paste. 
  • Take the cooked dal, prepared masala, tomatoes, turmeric powder, cooked jackfruit seeds, water, and salt required. Pour enough water, mix well and cook the mix. 
  • let it boil for at least 5 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, wash and squeeze out the drumstick leaves into the curry and mix well. 
  • Cook in medium heat for just 5 minutes. 
  • For tempering: Heat coconut oil and crackle mustard seeds, coriander seeds, curry leaves, red chilli, small onion, and grated coconut. 
  • Fry the mix along with a pinch of asafoetida until the coconut turns brown and crisp. 
  • Pour the tempering over the curry and mix once. Close and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.