Murungai Poo Payasam or Drumstick Flowers Kheer
March 25, 2015, 8:29 p.m.

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Murungai Poo Pal payasam or Drumstick flowers kheer Recipe - Murungai Poo payasam is a healthy bowl of deliciousness. To me, Murungai or drumstick, scientific name : Moringa Oleifera is the most impressive flora on the earth. A generous flora which gives its leaves, flowers, bark etc to help humans medicinally. Drumstick leaves, flowers and sticks have been part of our regular cooking since childhood and the flowers are my most favorite. The flowers are really tasty and they can be fried or added to salads. I love to have them in a kheer. Drumstick flowers kheer recipe that I am sharing here is a mild kheer with crunchy flowers, with a tinge of ghee aroma. :D

Please do have a look at the enormous benefits of the moringa flowers - They are rich in vitamins, boosts immune system, helps healthy egg and sperm formation, increases sperm count and motility. They are rich in iron, potassium as well. Drumstick flowers kheer taken daily boosts fertility, says the doctors.

#FoodforSoul - Read on.. Wet tissues, clinking coin purse, an age old coolers, a rustic diary..How did I miss that green bottle ?! My hand bag would not step off home with that green water bottle empty. .An empty bottle keeps me worried all through my journey.. I can never stand a thirst.. I am always skeptical about the tap water or used cups in the mall.. So, I keep my bottle filled and keep my worries off.. And why did I write this? ;)
When your mind is full of God, you will never want to worry for the hiccups in your journey.. When your mind is not of God, worries sneak in, dance and sleep. Never miss to fill that green bottle :)

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A bunch of Drumstick flowers

1 tbspn sugar powdered with 1 cardamom

1 cup boiled milk

1/2 cup water

1/4 tspn ghee


Remove the flowers from the stem. Put them in a colander and wash it in running tap water.


Gather all your required ingredients.

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1. Heat a pan with milk, water and the flowers.

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2. Boil the mixture in medium flame until it is half reduced. Stir in between. Now add sugar and let it boil for the next 5 minutes in low flame.

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3. Transfer the kheer to a bowl. Add few drops of ghee and serve.

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Notes :

You can top it with some nuts roasted in ghee. I prefer to keep it plain, just to enjoy the flowers with every bite :)

- I have kept my sugar level low. You can adjust to your taste preference.

Please do try out this healthy murungai poo payasam and let me know your comments. Your comments help me grow. You can reach out for any doubts via mail or FB msg. Also, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page :)

Love & Shalom,


Jofy Abraham
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