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Drumstick Tomato Curry

27 Sep

Mulakkada Tomato Kura.

Onion and tomato are chopped and cooked in oil along with whole spices. Fresh or frozen drumsticks are cooked with tomato onion mixture. Serve drumstick tomato curry with steamed rice.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Drumstick Tomato Curry.


Drumsticks 10 – 12 (3 inch Long Pieces)
Tomato 2 Large
Onion 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Tumeric Powder a big Pinch
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop the tomatoes.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and onion.
Fry till onion turns translucent and start to turn golden brown.
Stir in chopped tomato, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Now add the drumsticks and cook covered on low flame for around 15 minutes or until drumsticks change color and cooked well.
Add few splashes of water if necessary while cooking.
Garnish with cilantro and serve drumstick tomato curry with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure to cook the drumsticks well.

Suggestions: Add a big pinch of garam masala at end if desired.
Variations: Check other recipes with drumsticks here.
Other Names: Drumstick Tomato Curry, Mulakkada Tomato Kura.