Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moranga leaves, and an omlette

We have a moranga tree in our house back home in Maldives. My mum used to feed us the leaves if we appear to look a little pale or constipated. The beans or the drumsticks are used to make mas huni or curry.

The leaves are made to a condiment known as theli fai where everything is fried , onions , chillies, garlic dried fish and of course the moranga leaves. I hated sitting and plucking the leaves but then someone has to do it hehe, but now my mum said there is an easier way and that was to put the leaves in a plastic back and leave it for a day or two in the fridge or in a cool place and then shake the stems and the leaves will fall off, well most of them. This week end I got some leaves from my friend who has a moranga tree growing in her back yard. To find out more information about this Morainga tree and leaves, click here.

Anyway here is one of the simpler ways to serve moranga, in an omlette.

For 1

A big handful of muranga leaves
A small onion or shallot or ¼ of a big onion , finely sliced
1 red or green chillie finely sliced
½ lime
2 eggs

1.Put the onions , chillies , salt and lime juice in a bowl and mix well with your fingers ( wear gloves).

2.Put the moranga leaves and then break the eggs in and beat the eggs in

3.Heat a frying pan with oil and then pour the eggs in . Cook till eggs are set and to your liking, fold in half and remove.

Oh finally I figured out how to collect my awards given by kristy , thank you so much :), and I would like to share this one with some who always made time check in here so this one is for you and thank you for dropping by:)

want to share this one escpecially with ;

Rebecca , Chow and chatterDishesdone,No thyme to cook
Anncoo, Anncoo's hobby
Priya Priya's easy and tasty recipes
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Reni, Cinamon and spice and everything nice
Erica Columbian recipes
Meeso For the love of food
Azita Tumeric and saffron
Gulmohar and Namitha , Collabrative curry
Pam For the love of cooking
Faiza Faiza Ali's kitchen
Malar , Kitchen Tantra

And to all who do drop by, please feel free to collect the button.


  1. Interesting, i have not heard abt these leaves and using that in omlette is nice, looks delicious...and congrats on your awards and thanks a lot for sharing them with me as well...

  2. Don't know about these leaves....thanks for sharing the information and would love to try them!

  3. U know wat, i got a pack of this drumstick leaves form Indian grocery yesterday, u r here with an omelette with those leaves, gonna make some for our dinner today, thanks dear for passing ur award and congrats..

  4. Hey, I just woke up and would love to have that omlette for breakfast! Congrat's and thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. The omelet looks yummy! Never heard of the leaves before. Congratulations on your award and thanks for sharing with me!

  6. Congratulations on your award and thank you very much for sharing it with me.:) Never heard of these leaves before but I'd love to try them, someday. The omelet looks delicious!

  7. Congarts on your well deserved awards.
    Healthy n tasty recipe...loved yur neat presentation.
    YOu are most welcome to my space.

  8. oh these look cool do they taste like curry leaves and thanks so much for the award

    Love ya Rebecca

  9. I've never heard of the leaves, but you do widen my horizons and your omelette looks delicious!

  10. I've never had muranga leaves before. The omlette looks tasty.

  11. We call it muringa similar rt? love them....thanks for sharing the award with us !!!

  12. i m still to fogure out how to give and recive awards...the day has to come..anyways congrats and thanks for sharing with all....the omlette idea very innovative...

  13. Congrats on your awards!! Morangai leaves are my favvvvvvv one. This is really a grt recipe..

  14. okay i am fasting today and it is just after sunrise and already i am looking at food online. not a good start, eh?

  15. Thank you so much!!! This looks delicious.


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