Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru Recipe-Drumstick Leaves Soup

Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru is a healthy and very light South Indian soup that is very nutritious. This saaru has many health benefits and very soothing to throat and reliefs cold. The drumstick leaves and coconut milk also makes this soup tasty.  Drumstick Leaves (Moringa/Murungai Keerai), Rice Water, Pearl onions (Sambar Onions), Tomato, Green Chillies, Coconut milk, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Whole Black Peppercorns, Salt, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Curry leaves, Oil, Dry Red Chillies   1 1/2 cups Drumstick Leaves (Moringa/Murungai Keerai) 2 cups Rice Water 6 Pearl onions (Sambar Onions) , chopped 1 Tomato , chopped 2 Green Chillies , slit 1 cup Coconut milk 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) , crushed 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed Salt , as required For Tempering 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 sprig Curry leaves 2 teaspoons Oil 2 Dry Red Chillies     10   15     To begin making Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru Recipe-Drumstick Leaves Soup, in a pan add the rice water and bring it to a boil. Once it is boiled, add the cleaned drumstick leaves, slit green chillies, chopped onions and tomato.Mix well and boil in medium flame until leaves are cooked. Meanwhile extract coconut milk and keep aside. Check our recipe on how to Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe. With a mortar and pestle, crush cumin seeds and peppercorns and keep aside. Once the drumstick leaves are cooked soft, add coconut milk, crushed Cumin Pepper mixture and required salt. Simmer for 2 minutes and turn off the flame. In a tadka pan, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add Cumin seeds and once it sputters, add curry leaves and red chilli. Switch off and add it to the soup. Mix well and remove from flame. Check for salt and serve hot.Serve Murungai Keerai Thanni Saaru as a soup for nursing your family members who have a cold or even serve it along with Steamed Rice and Cabbage Poriyal along with Ghee for a delicious Sunday Lunch