The fruits, leaves and flowers of Drumstick tree, otherwise known as "Moringa oleifera" can be used in cooking healthy and delicious dishes in the kitchen.

Here is a simple recipe to make a stir fry from the flowers of Drumstick tree.

Step 1: Harvest the Flowers

During flowering season, you can find lots of flowers in bunches on the tree. Most of them do not turn into fruits.

  • Harvest a handful of fresh flowers
  • Remove the stems and wash the flowers in clean water.
  • Drain out the water as keep the flowers aside

Step 2: Ingredients

  • One medium sized onion cleaned and chopped
  • Grated coconut from 1/4th of a fresh coconut

Step 3: Preparation

  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add a tablespoon of cooking oil.
  • Add a teaspoon of mustard seeds and one or two red chilies broken into pieces to the hot oil
  • Add the chopped onions and cook till golden brown

Step 4: Add Murunga Flowers

  • Now add the cleaned Murunga flowers to the pan and mix well with the onions
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Cover the pan and cook over medium flame for about 8 to 10 minutes

Step 5: Add Grated Coconut

  • Remove the cover and add grated coconut to the cooked flowers
  • Mix well and remove from stove.

Stir fried Murunga flowers are ready. You can use it as a normal vegetable with rice, chapati and bread.

<p>Looks fantastic. Is Murunga easy to grow? Did you grow it from seeds?</p>
thank you... Murunga tree is very easy to grow and does not require any care. Most of the houses in South India have one tree in their backyard.<br><br>Growing from seeds take very long to flower. The flowering and fruiting is seasonal. After the fruiting season is over we prune most of the branches. Just plant a 4 to 5 feet long branch in the backyard, it will grow into a new tree in a very short time.
<p>Wish I could find the plant in the U.S.</p>
<p>This plant grows in the US also. Hope you will find one soon...</p>
<p>I can vouch for it! We make the same with a Bengal touch. It is super tasty with steamed rice. Bad that it is seasonal!</p>
thank you artworker... yes it is seasonal and will end shortly.

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