Our backyard houses a few essential herbs and trees that are found in most South Indian homes.A drumstick tree,a few coconut trees and a gooseberry tree adorn the back yard.A couple of days ago heavy winds knocked down the delicate branches of the drumstick tree and we had huge bunches of these leaves staring at us.Even after sharing it with our neighbors,a large bunch was left behind.
I am not a fan of the drumstick leaves curry,so turned half the bunch into a tasty soup.I don’t think they serve this kind of soup in restaurants but its pretty tasty and very healthy.
While I was preparing this soup,call it coincidence or luck,a friend of mine had forwarded a mail with the benefits of drumstick leaves!!!It is said that these leaves can cure around 300 illness / diseases.It is also referred to as the miracle tree.Along with the mail was a link which took me to Trees of Life International [Check out the value of this tree and leaves in this site.]
This soup has herbs and spices to give a wonderful flavor.Adults can savor it as such without staining the soup,while children can be given the strained version so that the leaves and spices don’t come their way.Lil angel loved it and asked for more and I was really impressed with the taste.
This is how you prepare this nutritive soup….