Moringa leaves or drumstick leaves are an extremely rich source of anti-oxidants and are extremely good for health. People in India make lots of dishes with Moringa leaves. In some countries, people make juice of Moringa leaves and have it on daily basis. It is believed that these leaves helps to ward off numerous diseases, helps to stabilize blood pressure and control diabetes. In Goa we have huge Drumstick trees in our backyard but never realized the importance of this tree.
During my hubby’s trip to Canada, he met a lady in the flight.The lady casually spoke to my hubby and over the journey she showed him the Moringa leaves powder which she drinks every day by mixing in smoothies or any drinks. She also told him about the health benefits of Moringa leaves and since then, my hubby is after me to make dishes with them.
Ever since I came to know about it’s health benefits, I started cooking them on a regular basis. The recipe mentioned in today’s post is an authentic Goan recipe. We call it “muskachi bhaji” means drumstick leaves dry curry. My Mom briefed me about this recipe over the phone and I made it as per my hubby’s wish.
I have also added jackfruit seeds to this recipe. You can even add peanuts or any types of nuts instead of jackfruit seeds. You can dry the jackfruit seeds in sun for 2-3 days and then preserve them for further use. Also if you dry them in the sun, it is easy to peel the seeds. Mom makes this dish without peeling the seeds, I preferred peeling them.