The English name for Murungakkai is "Drumstick" or "Drum stick".
In Tamil language, the word "Murungakkai" is formed by "Murunga" + "Kai"
"Murunga" means Moringa
and "Kai" means Vegetable
In present day, Tamil cuisine, drumstick plays a major role.
It is healthy and we have it at least once a week.
Cut Murungakkai is used in main dish like Sambar, Kuzhambu or to make side dish like Poriyal.
Popular dish where Murungakkai is used:
Murungakkai kuzhambu, Murungakkai Sambar and Murungakkai poriyal
Spelling variations in Tamil name for Murungakkai:
Murungakkai, Murunga kai, Drum stick, Drumstick