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 .
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 ...