Drumstick leaves fritters (moringa leaves fritters) recipe.
Drumstick leaves or moringa leaves are very nutritious - it is a superfood. A small serving of the humble-looking moringa’s tiny leaves has seven times the amount of vitamin C of an orange, four times the calcium of milk, and four times the beta-carotene of carrots.
We recently discovered drumstick leaves/moringa leaves in a farmers market nearby. The first bunch was used for super healthy drumstick leaves dal (Click here for recipe). It is time for some indulgence now. These fritters are usually made with drumstick flowers. But I tried them with the leaves and they turned out amazing – it is a great tea time snack.
I make them very similar to onion fritter or pakoda with the onion change of adding ginger and garlic paste too. To make drumstick leaves fritters, I combine washed and cleaned drumstick leaves/moringa leaves, ginger, garlic, sliced onion, chilli, poppy seeds, and salt. I then add besan (chickpea flour) and a bit of rice flour. I pour a tablespoon of hot oil to it. Oil should be so hot that as soon as you pour it, it starts to form bubbles on the flour (this hot oil is what makes the fritters crispy). I then add water and bring together to form a thick batter. I then fry them in batches.
Pair it with masala chai for an indulgent teatime snack. Click here for masala chai recipe.
For onion pakoda recipe, click here.
For more snacks recipe, click here.
Moringa leaves fritter