Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kerala drumstick curry




Today I am sharing the recipe of Kerala drumstick curry / Murungakkai curry which is an easy and delicious curry and it goes well with rice. Drumstick / Murungakkai is a a long thin pod resembling a drum stick and is quite popular in India. In southern part of India, drumsticks are mostly used for preparing sambar ,aviyal etc.

Ingredients

Drumsticks ( cut to about 1 1/2 inch pieces ) ~ 10 nos
Green chillies ~ 4-6 nos
Turmeric powder ~  3/4 tsp
Coriander powder ~ 1 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder / Perinjeerakam podi ~ 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut ~ 1 cup
Shallots / Kochu ulli ~ 3-4 nos
Garlic ~ 2-3 cloves
Tomatoes ~ 2 nos 
Onions ~ 1 no 
Curry leaves ~ 1 stem
Dry red chillies / Unakka mulaku ~ 2 nos
Mustard seeds / Kadku ~ 1/2 tsp 
Salt to taste
Oil ~ 2-3 tbsp

Method

  • First heat oil and add mustard seeds and when it splutter, add dry red chillies and curry leaves. Then add chopped onions and saute till onions become soft. Then add chopped tomatoes and fry till tomatoes are nicely mashed and cooked. Then add drumsticks along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, green chillies ,salt and about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water. Then cook covered for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grind grated coconut, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, shallots, coriander powder, fennel powder and garlic to a fine paste by adding about 3-4 tbsp of water. Then add ground coconut paste to the cooked drumsticks and keep in a low flame and then remove from the flame after 5 minutes.

Note: You can even split the drumsticks length-wise before cooking.


Enjoy with rice.

Cheers!!

26 comments:

Chitra said...

mom used to prepare this curry ...it used to be so flavourfull...delish...thx for posting this recipe..

aipi said...

I like drumsticks a lot n your version with coconut n spices sounds like a must try :) Nice pics!
Us Masala

Saras said...

Awesome curry..Love to have it rice.

Dzoli said...

Another yummy recepie for curry which I love to eat:)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super aayitundu...I love this curry...

Rekha shoban said...

yummy n adipoli curry!!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Curry looks wonderful !!

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very delicious and healthy drumstick curry. Looks wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Looks delicious and heavenly. Love the color.

Mélange said...

The flavour of drumstick is so distinct and nostalgic..I love the curry Jisha.
Btw,I absolutely adore your space for it's simplicity and elegance...Peaceful here.Cheers !

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow good curry i shd try it..

Muraligeetham said...

wow! love to have this with rice..Delicious!

Sini Cherian said...

yummy with rice.....

Rachana said...

Mouthwatering curry! Love the lovely colour of the curry :-)

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

This is what is called Comfort food.

-Lavanya
My recent post: Easy Breezy Chicken Curry

Prathima Rao said...

That curry looks so delicious!!! Hardly find recipes for drumsticks..This one is a keeper!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Suja said...

Wow nalla curry,perfect with rice..bookmarked.

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

Looking very tasty and neat..
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Pushpa said...

Perfect curry to go with rice and appalam.

Ciccia said...

We lived in New Delhi for 5 years and my husband travelled to Kerala, he said it's a gorgeous place and the food delicious! My daughter and I miss India very much, especially its food so I'm following you right away. Your recipes are so tempting! I just stocked up on Indian spices so when we go back home to Sicily I'll have them. In Trapani we don't find Indian spices. Regards from Rome!

Lakshmi Navaneeth said...

Yummy curry! Love it with rice :)

Plateful said...

I love loooove the flavor of drumstick in curries. I usually add it to dal and it's finger licking delicious. Yours look even better than my version!

Aiman said...

Sounds good to me.

Preeth Izna said...

I love drumstick in watever form it is.. This looks delicious. Do visit my blog wen free... www.lovencook.blogspot.com

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

Another one bookmarked Jisha !

Nupur UK-Rasoi said...

Another one bookmarked !

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