Apr 2, 2012

Drum Stick Leaves Roti

Drumstick Leaves have always been used to combat malnutrition among infants and is a good lactating agent in  nursing mothers. Leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked, or stored as dried powder,The leaves are most often added to a broth to make a simple and highly nutritious soup.These leaves have the calcium equivalent of 4 glasses of milk, the vitamin C content of 7 oranges, potassium of 3 bananas, 3 times the iron of spinach, 4 times the amount of vitamin A in carrot, and 2 times the protein in milk. Just a small bunch of these leaves can be used as garnishing similar to coriander leaves. Isn't it a nutritious packed green.

Preparation Time : 20 Minutes
Cooking Time : 15 Minutes
Serves : 2


Whole Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Cleaned Drumstick leaves - 1 cup
Oil / Ghee - 1 tbps


Add wheat flour, drumstick leaves, salt and sprinkle water and knead it to a nice soft dough. Leave it for 10 Minutes. Now split the dough in to 6-8 equal sized balls, roll it in to round rotis. Heat a tawa, place the roti gently and cook until golden brown on both the sides. Smear ghee on both sides and serve hot with  delicious curry of your choice or just simply with pickle and yoghurt :)

Tips :

You can also add more masalas and make it in to a paratha.


Lavanya :)


  1. Hello dear! How are you?

    That's what we call "malunggay" or moringa here in the Philippines. I love eating that vegetable. We normally cook it with mung beans.

  2. what a healthy packed roti,loved it!!

  3. Healthy and wholesome recipe!

  4. Hey, this is very unique and new to me. Very good recipe. I am going to try this now. And lastly thanks for visting my blog. Even you have got a very delicious space. Happy to follow you!!!

  5. Drum sticks leaves in roti is new to me. In fact, the leaves of drum sticks are also new to me. I have only seen drum sticks in sambar.

  6. I have never had drum stick leaves... this roti looks delicious.

  7. where can we find the drumstick leaves?

  8. I mean in USA in Indian Stores, cannot find it?


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