6 Aug 2015

Murungakkai Masala | Drumstick Curry

Drumstick is one of my favorite veggie. Growing up, I was a fussy eater, did not like eating vegetables but then these drumsticks were a favorite even at that time! My mom made a lot of drumstick recipes and potato recipes for my school. It's such a wonder that I turned out to be such a food lover!

I have posted a murunga keerai poriyal recipe earlier and a murungakkai kara kuzhambu recipe too which I love so much! This drumstick curry is a simple fuss free side dish that goes very well with rice.

Murungakai Masala

Preparation time 8 mins | Cooking time 15 mins | Serves 2

  • Drumsticks - 2
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 2 medium
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 2/3 cup
  • Salt - to taste
To Temper
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Murungakai Masala

1. Chop the drumsticks into 2 inch pieces and put in a bowl of water. Grind the onion and tomato ans set aside.
2. In a pan, heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.

3. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the ground onion paste and tomato paste. Add salt and cook for about 5 minutes.
4. Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder. Mix well and cook for another 3 minutes.

5. Add the drumsticks and add some water. Check for salt and cook covered until the drumsticks are well cooked and soft and the water is gone and is left with a nice masala. 

Murungakai Masala

1. Some people add coconut paste to this but this is how we make it and it tastes great!
2. You can grind the onions and tomatoes together.

Until next time,
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  1. yummy drumstick sabji. I too love drumsticks. In fact prepared some today with yogurt as we normally do. Am going to try your recipe next time.

  2. Delicious drumstick recipe . will try

  3. ohh yummy ..this drumstick masala looks super

  4. Every day can be murungakkai and I still will love. This is a true and truly loved dish.

  5. tasty curry...looks too good.

  6. Delicious murungakkai masala, looks very tasty and inviting..

  7. Spicy masala, perfect with rice and rasam

  8. i dont like murungakkai but your pics tempting me to taste it :)


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