Moringa is popularly known as drumstick plant. It is said that this plant is a super food. We can eat its fruit, flowers, leaves and skin of its stem. There are many traditional village style moringa recipes what include various parts of this plant as an ingredient. This vegetable is known as sojne in West Bengal as well as Bangladesh.
I have a 20 years old plant in our garden. So this plant and moringa recipes are common at our home. The various main course items prepared with drumstick fruit fruits & flowers. But I do not like moringa leaves based dishes except moringa leaves fritters what I love to have with a cup of masala tea.
Did you ever try its stem’s skin paste curry? I have tried. I was told that it is very good for health. But I did not like its taste. So I only had that only one time in my whole time after that I never cooked & also never ate.
Drumstick (moringa) fruits recipes
There are many traditional moringa vegetable (fruit) recipes in India. In Bengali, cuisine it is used to make mixed veg curry, aloo sojne data posto etc. But I love South Indian style drumstick rassam with idli or dosa. It is my one of the favorite meal. The morning starts with drumstick rassam & idli breakfast is the beginning of happier & brighter day.
- Drumstick rassam without dal: Drumstick vegetable increases the taste of simple tomato-based rassam. I love to have such rassam with idli or dosa. Though it is a South Indian recipe but still I like it and make it at home very often.
- Aloo sojne data posto: It is a popular food in West Bengal. Though aloo posto is a common food here throughout the year. But during spring or early summer, I like to have aloo sojne data posto instead of simple aloo posto. Here sojne data means drumstick fruits (vegetable).
Drumstick (moringa) flowers recipe
I do not have any idea that, Is moringa flower used in any other cuisine except Bengali cuisine to make food? Here people collect those tiny flowers in the morning every day and when they collect sufficient moringa flowers then they use it to make yummy sojne phool baati chorchori.
- Sojne phool bati chorchori / Drumstick flowers curry (dry): This is very special Bengali style drumstick flowers curry. I love this curry very much. Here sojne phool means moringa flowers. Bati chorchori means a thick or dry curry. I like this bati chorchori with plain rice.
Drumstick (moringa) leaves recipe
Moringa leaves are a superfood. Experts say that it has many nutritional values. Though many people also say that its medicinal values are still not proved. But still many people traditional make various delicious recipes with those moringa leaves. It is often added to various leafy green fry to make that healthier. But I like moringa leaves fritter than anything else. It is simple and very enjoyable with a cup of hot tea.
- Sojne patar bora / Drumstick leaves fritter: Sojne pata means moringa leaves bora means pakoda (in Hindi) or fritters (in English). This pakoda is very simple and crispy. So you can enjoy this with your evening tea.
Nowadays moringa smoothie also becomes a popular drink.
Drumstick (moringa) stem peel recipe
Yes, people eat that too. CAN’T BELIEVE? Haha! That is why it is called a miracle food or super food. Every part of this moringa plant is edible.
- Drumstick stem peel paste curry: I made this sojne chhaal bata or its stem peel paste. You just need to heat oil in a cooking pot and add its stem peel paste and also add poppy seeds paste and green chilli paste. Add salt as needed and serve it with plain rice. Though I tried it but I did not like it. So after that, I never tasted it.
So moringa recipes will you want to try first? Do you know any other traditional drumstick recipes? Please lets us know by sharing your valuable comment below.