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South Indian special – Drumstick Curry

Hello Foodies!

If you are a south Indian then you’ll know how frequently drumsticks will be used in different recipes like rasam, sambar, and curries.

Drumstick (Moringa oleifera) goes by a variety of names, such as drumstick tree, horseradish tree, or ben oil tree.

Drumsticks are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. Even the drumstick tree leaves are nutritious and are used for cooking.

This recipe is a simple and delicious recipe. So lets get to cooking.

Preparation time: 25 min Serves: 2-3 people


Large drumstick – 1 or 2 Split white Urad dal – 1 tsp
Onions – 2 nosCoriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes sliced or chopped – 1 or 2Garam masala – 1 tsp
Slit green chilies – 3-4Chili powder – 2 or 3 tsp
A handful of curry leavesOil – 2 Table spoons
A handful of chopped corianderSalt – As per taste
Mustard seeds – 1 tspDried red chilies – 2 or 3
Jeera/ cumin – 1tspTurmeric – 1/2 tsp


Take a deep cooking vessel and add chopped drum stick pieces and two teaspoons of salt along with 2 cups of water and boil for 10- 12 minutes.

While the drumsticks are being boiled. Chop the veggies and cook the base for the curry.

Turn on the stove and place a pan or Kadai, after preheating the pan add oil and add mustard seeds, split urad dal, dried red chilies, jeers, and curry leaves.

Now add slit green chilies and sliced onions and fry until the onions turn golden. Add sliced tomatoes with 2 teaspoons of salt. Stir and cover with a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Take off the lid, stir the veggies, and add coriander powder, garam masala, and chili powder. Also, adjust the salt and give a good stir.

Add 1/4 cup of water to the curry and cover it with a lid and cook until the water starts to evaporate. At this point add the boiled drumstick pieces, cover and cook until the water completely evaporated and finally sprinkle some chopped coriander.

* Serve this hot and delicious curry with rice and you’ll like it till last bite on your plate.

For a healthy and delicious Boiled peanut and corn salad.

Bon appetite

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