Thursday, September 19, 2013

Drumstick Curry

A spicy and tangy drumstick / Mungna curry made in Onion-tomato gravy. This curry has a garlic flavor and tastes great with steamed rice or parathas. Drumstick is a 'yard stick' for health, as it is known to be beneficial for the human health in one way or the other. This vegetable provides all kind of nutritional benefits and also cures many ailments. Drumstick, from its stems, leaves and seeds are known to have medicinal properties. 
Drumsticks are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, protein, minerals and potassium.

  • 4-5 Drumsticks (scrap and cut into 2" pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 5-6 Garlic pods, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green chili, chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder     
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder        
  • 2  teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon jeera (cumin) powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Jaggery to taste (about 1 tbsp.)


1) Boil one cup of water, add a little salt and add drumstick pieces and Cook till soft. Drain the extra water from drumsticks and Keep aside for later use.
2) Heat oil in a kadai/pan and add mustard, cumin seeds and pinch of asafetida. Add chopped green chili and garlic, saute for a while.

3) Now add chopped onion and saute again until they turn translucent. Add chopped Tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes until it becomes mushy and starts to leave oil.
4) Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and garam masala and saute for a while.
5) Now add cooked drumsticks. Mix well.  Add nearabout 1/2 cup of water (drained). Add salt and jaggery and cook for 2 mins. Garnish with Coriander leaves.

6) Serve it hot with hot steamed Rice or chapati/parathas.

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  1. Its my fav, both the drumstick and the curry. Can have almost all the time without much complain.

  2. Jaggery in drumstick curry never heard before sounds good....

  3. Drumstick curry looks good. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Curry looks super your leaf shape bowl...

  5. Omg, such a droolworthy drumstick curry, love with some rice.

  6. awesome curry ... looks delicious...

  7. Really delicious curry and love ur way of presentation in the leaf shaped bowl :)

  8. The drumstick curry looks so delicious

  9. got me cooking!!!


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