Drumsticks are loaded with valuable minerals, healthy proteins and minerals, whenever I see fresh drumsticks in my local stores, I grab a few to enjoy. Apart from adding drumsticks to sambar we also make a thick curry with it which goes well as a side for samabr, rasam sadam, especially suits well for thick dal kind of dish and also taste excellent as a side for chapathi. Let’s see how to make this curry..
DRUMSTICK CURRY RECIPE / DRUMSTICK MASALA RECIPE / MURUNGAKKAI MASALA RECIPE / MURUNGAKKAI CURRY / VEGETARIAN SIDE DISHES / SOUTH INDIAN SIDE DISHES / VEGETARIAN MASALA / HEALTHY RECIPES /
|Drumsticks||3 cut into (15 pieces)|
|Onion||1 cup (chopped)|
|Tomato||1/4 cup (chopped)|
|Ginger||1 inch piece (crushed)|
|Garlic||5 cloves (crushed)|
|Turmeric powder||1/4 teaspoon|
|Red Chili powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Coriander powder||3 Teaspoons|
|Salt||1 & 1/4 teaspoon or to taste|
|Mustard seeds||1/2 teaspoon|
|Split Black gram / Urad dal||1/2 teaspoon|
|Cumin seeds||3/4 teaspoon|
|Fennel seeds||3/4 teaspoon|
|Curry leaves||5 leaves|
|Coriander leaves||a few for garnish|
|Freshly ground Coconut paste||2 tablespoons|
Wash the fresh drumsticks and trim the edges. Cut them into 2 inch pieces and keep them aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and temper with mustard seeds, split black gram, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Then add chopped onions, crushed ginger and garlic. Fry till the onion becomes translucent.
Add the tomatoes and cook till slightly soft. Then add the drumstick pieces and saute for a minute or two.
Now add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Give it a quick stir and add the water.
Bring the flame to medium low and cover the pan with lid. Let it cook for 10 minutes or until the drumstick becomes tender which should be done by then.
Once the drumstick cook, the masala will also thicken a bit. Now add in the coconut paste and fry for few minutes over low flame and switch off. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side rice or roti.
- This dish taste good when prepared fresh drumsticks, frozen works too.
- Usually this dish is prepared without any garam masala but you can add it if you take it as a side for roti/ chapati.
- Fennel adds in tons of flavor, do not skip it!
- Drumsticks takes a little longer to cook compared to other veggies… and that too matured ones takes longer than usually, try to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- Serves 4 adults.