No Onion No Garlic/ PALYA / PORIYAL / SOUTH INDIAN SABZI/ Sambar,Rasam,Gojju & Dal


Today i have for you all  simple ,healthy and very nutritious ” Drumstick leaves stir fry recipe ” . Drumstick leaves are so rich in iron and calcium that it is very healthy to have it often. It also tastes good too. It tastes n smells heavenly . Enjoy this South Indian style drumstick leaves stir fry with dal / rasam etc .


Drumstick leaves are very very healthy .In kannada its known as nugge soppu . They have many health benefits such as strengthening of bones, boosting immunity,good for lowering blood pressure , good for lactating mothers ,good for diabetic etc . One can include drumstick leaves in stir fry , dal , roti , adai , etc . But the major headache of these tiny leaves is separating them from the stalk . As a result many people avoid buying it thinking of the work involved in cleaning it . Once that is done , including it in our diet is not a problem at all .True , cleaning process is a bit messy and time consuming but then end result and the health quotient deserves it. Actually there is an easy method to remove the leaves . Roll the drumstick leaves in a newspaper and leave it in the fridge overnight/ few hours. Later you will find that most of the leaves have shed by themselves and beyond that it is easy to clean.

drumstick leaves

So are you ready to make a note of drumstick leaves stir fry recipe with step by step photos .. here you go ..

You can also check other south lndian stir fry like menthe soppu palya , sabsige soppu palya etc



Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian


  • 2 cup Drumstick leaves / nugge soppu
  • 2-3 tbsp Moong Dal / split green gram
  • 3-4 Green Chilli, Slit
  • 2-3 tbsp grated fresh Coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric / Haldi powder  
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Black Gram /split Urad Dal
  • 1 broken Red Chilli
  • 1-2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Separate the leaves from the stalk and wash it thoroughly . Roughly chop them ( optional )
  • Heat oil in a kadai . Add oil , mustard seeds , urad dal and allow it to splutter . Later add curry leaves , broken red chilli , moong dal and turmeric . Saute for 2-3 mins
  • Then add drumstick leaves , green chilli and salt to taste . Saute for 1-2 mins and add little water . Cook and cover till leaves are tender
  • When the leaves are cooked , finally add grated coconut , mix and saute for 1-2 mins till there is no water .
  • Simple and healthy drumstick leaves stir fry is ready . Enjoy it with dal / rasam / curd rice etc .
    nugge soppina palya


  • Easy method to separate leaves from stalk is wrap drumstick leaves in a paper and keep it aside for few hours / overnight . Upon opening .. you will see that most of the leaves have  already separated from the stalk !!
  • Use the fresh leaves .. else they  might be little bitter
  • To the above stir fry .. if you want you can add some onion too . Saute along with dal .
  •  No need to soak moong dal ... just wash and add . Usually moong cooks soon compared to other dal and more over we dont want moong dal to fully cook for this dish .. 75- 80 % cooked is ok ...

1 Comment

  • Reply
    October 10, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Realy great tasty and healthy receipe i like lt i always likes

  • Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating