Recipe for Moringa Leaves Chicken or Chicken made with Drumstick leaves. Extremely healthy and finger licking delicious ! Once you try this, it might be your favourite way to eat the super food – Moringa.
Unlike a lot of people who grew up in the South, Moringa leaves weren’t a part of my growing up. We did eat the occasional drumstick sabji or mum put drumstick in sambhar if she found it in the weekly market near the South Indian colony.
Drumstick is not a native vegetable to me, let alone it’s leaves. It is only after getting married that I really got introduced to drumstick in all it’s glory. And that is when I realised that what is even more precious than the drumstick are those leaves that one had access to in abundance in most households. Since drumsticks were pretty much a part of most backyards in those times. Drumstick leaves egg bhurji, Drumstick leaves dal and even using it in chutney podi’s etc. It was a discovery which amazed me and excited me. And it was only a few years later, another name of Drumstick leaves in all it’s glory and superfood avatar aka Moringa.
Overtime, we have made these leaves a regular part of my life. Considering my lifestyle, the fact that I design recipes for a living means I do end up eating a lot outside. So at h0me and everyday eating, we have been making healthy choices, lots of salads, every simple yet highly nutritious foods. As a part of this effort, I have also been testing the Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil (www.FortuneFoods.com/vivo). According to the reports I read, the oil is clinically proven to regulate blood sugar, keeps blood pressure in check and helps improve insulin sensitivity level. There are medical papers to support the claim. It is also a healthy oil not just for pre-diabetic or diabetic people but for the entire family. That sounded interesting, but I was also wondering if it would change the flavour profile of the oil and hence alter the dish I am making. I decided to try the oil with the regular recipe at home to test if me or anyone can else can tell the difference.
I found the oil aromatic and quite easy to cook with, in fact I think I used a little less oil than I normally do. And no one at the dinner table that night could tell that their healthy Moringa leaves chicken has been cooked in a new oil which has made it even healthier. My 9 yr old son remarked that it is tastier than usual, may it was the rich flavour of the Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil or maybe it was my mood.
I don’t have a family history of Diabetes but my husband does, so I think I will stick to this oil for a while and hope that rounds off the change we are trying to bring to our everyday eating.
And well while we are at it, here is the recipe of the Moringa Leaves Chicken
Moringa Leaves Chicken | Chicken with Drumstick Leaves
- 500 gm chicken drumsticks
- 2 large onion sliced
- 1 tomato pureed
- 1.5 cups drumstick leaves
- few curry leaves
- 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tsp red chilly powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tbsp oil
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds and curry leaves to it. Once they start spluttering, add sliced onions and saute till they are golden brown.
- Add dry spices to it and saute further for 2 minutes. Add the tomato pure and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- At this point add, chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes or so. Add chopped drumstick leaves, mix well. Cover and cook till the chicken is tender.
- Serve with hot rotis or along side dal-chawal.
Like I said, I have been testing the Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil recently and have been enjoying the healthiness of it with my whole family. This post is done as part of my association with Fortune Foods. Please also do check vivobuddy.com for more information, tips and healthy recipes specially for Diabetic friendly food.