Friday, 29 January 2016


Drumstick tree is well known by the people of South India and they have a special interest on all parts of drumstick
tree and they look after the tree in their home garden because it is a power house of nutrients. It is the best source calcium and iron. It fights against malnutrition of children and adults and lactating mothers and expectant mothers.

Take a look on special version of the cuisine MURUNGAIKAI CURRY

This recipe is a different version of curry using drumstick pieces. It goes very well with hot steamed rice and hot soft idlies. 


Two-inch pieces of drumstick raw pods one bowl.

Tamarind small piece
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
shallots chopped half cup
Red chilly powder half teaspoon
Turmeric one spoon
Curry leaves half cup
Fenugreek seeds roasted powder half pinch
Asafoetida half pinch
Coriander leaves chopped half cup
Shredded coconut half cup
fried gram one spoon
Garlic two medium size
Dry roasted coriander seeds, cumin seeds and pepper powder one table spoon


Dry roast the one cup of coriander seeds, quarter cup of cumin seeds and one spoon pepper and blend altogether into a coarse poder and save for future purpose in a an air tight container.

Grind the following ingredients with water into a fine paste:

           tamarind+ shredded coconut+garlic pulses+one table spoon of coriander, cumin and pepper coarse powder, turmeric, fried gram one spoon with water

Heat the vok with sesame oil. 

Add mustard seeds to splutter

Then followed by shallots, curry leaves, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek seed powder, asafoetida, and drumstick pieces and finally tomato chops.

Saute for five minutes and add the ground paste. 

Add two cups of water and salt required

Allow to boil for 15 minutes in a medium flame.

Check the taste of salt and cooking of drumstick veg.

Add one spoon of sesame oil and chopped coriander leaves.

Drumstick slight tangy and super tasty curry is ready to enjoy.

The best combination of this curry with hot steamed rice or hot steamed idlies is really superb.

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