Murungai ilai is the tamil word for drumstick leaves , interestingly the botanical name for the drumstick tree is “Moringa oleifera”. Drumsticks are extensively used in tamil recipes. I came to know that the leaves are used in cooking too ,a few years back and it is known to be very healthy. The only thing I used them was in my dal. Adding them to adai (mixed dal dosa) is very popular thing in tamil nadu. But I thought of adding them to the dosa batter and hence searched for some good recipe. Incidently, I realised that drumstick leaves dosa is a very popular Konkani cuisine. I found slight variations in the recipe in each of the Konkani blogs, but then I adapted the process of adding a ground coconut paste to the batter. This made the dosas spicy and delicious. They were soft and not crisp as the regular ones. Try it sometime for a change , you will love it!!
For Dosa batter-
Raw rice- 3 cups
Udid dal- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Soak the rice and udid dal for 4-5 hours. Then grind them sepeartely in a wet grinder till it makes a smooth paste. Combine and then add salt. Leave the batter to ferment overnight.