One such vegetable that deserves our attention is drumstick or Moringa that derives its name from a Tamil word, murungai, meaning twisted pod. While Moringa has been proclaimed as one the more recent superfoods, the fact is that this vegetable has been used in Indian cooking, especially in South Indian dishes for centuries. Be it something as simple as a sambhar or avial or just about any meat curry, pieces of drumsticks are often used. It may not be used in many North Indian dishes, but Moringa is steadily making its way to other regions too . Apart from South Indian dishes, you can add these to soups, salads, pickles and different sauces for an added crunch. Cultivated in many parts across India, drumstick is widely known to be therapeutic with a very high nutrition content. The drumstick tree, seeds, pods, fruits (which is known as drumstick) and flowers all have medicinal properties.
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