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Masala Drumsticks

23 Nov

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Masala Drumsticks.

Drumsticks are cooked till soft either in boiling water or covered in a pan. They are then briefly fried and seasoned with spice powders. Serve masala drumsticks with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: 25 Pieces of Masala Drumsticks.

Ingredients:

Drumsticks 25 Pieces
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

If using fresh drumsticks, slightly peel and chop the drumsticks into around 3 inch long pieces.
Boil them in water till drumsticks are just soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the cooked drumsticks.
If using frozen drumsticks, wash them under water and add to the above pan and cook covered on low flame till drumsticks are cooked and change color.
Fry the drumsticks till they start to turn golden brown around the edges.
Stir in garam masala powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Remove from heat immediately and serve masala drumsticks with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure drumsticks are cooked well before adding the spice powders.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Check other drumstick recipes here.
Other Names: Masala Drumsticks.

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Drumstick Tomato Curry

27 Sep

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Talimpu:

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.

Drumstick Toor Dal

31 Aug

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Mulakkada Podi Pappu.

Toor dal is cooked till soft along with chopped fresh or frozen drumsticks. Whole spices are garlic are fried and cooked toor dal is finished in the seasoned oil. Serve drumstick toor dal over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Drumstick Toor Dal.

Ingredients:

Fresh or Frozen Drumsticks 10 (3 inch Size)
Toor Dal 1/2 Cup
Garlic 4 Cloves
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Asafoetida a Pinch
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

If using fresh drumsticks, remove ends, slightly scrape, wash and chop drumstick into 3 inch long pieces.
Remove stems, wash and slice green chiles.
Peel and lightly crush the garlic pods.

Wash the toor dal under running water.
Pour 2 3/4 cups of water and boil toor dal for around 10 minutes in a sauce pot.
Add green chiles and chopped drumsticks to the sauce pot.
Boil again till drumsticks change color and gets cooked (around 10 minutes).
Make sure toor dal is soft but still holding its shape.
Strain the cooked toor dal (if necessary) and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add cooked toor dal, drumsticks, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry till most of the moisture is gone, remove the pan from heat.
Serve drumstick toor dal over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure toor dal is cooked right.

Suggestions: If toor dal is not cooked properly, let it cook in the sauce pot with water.
Variations: Alternatively, pressure cook the toor dal in a cup of water for 3 whistles. You can also cook the drumsticks at the same time in a separate vessel in the cooker.
Other Names: Drumstick Toor Dal, Mulakkada Podi Pappu.

Drumstick Leaves Tomato Curry

18 May

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Munaga Aku Kura.

Drumstick leaves are used widely in south India for the leaves having a high medicinal value. In this drumstick leaves curry, drumsticks are cooked along with onion and tomato. Poppy seeds are soaked in water for sometime and ground into fine paste. This poppy seeds paste is usually paired with drumsticks or drumstick leaves.
Makes: around 3 Servings

Ingredients:

Drumstick Leaves 1 Cup packed
Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 large
Green Chile 1
Ginger Garlic paste 1/4 tsp
Poppy Seeds Paste 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a small pinch
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 6
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Place drumstick stalks in between two fingers and slide to separate drumstick leaves from stalks.
Clean and thoroughly wash drumstick leaves.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Wash and finely chop tomato.
Remove stem, wash and slice the green chile.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add chopped onion and fry till onion turns translucent.
Then add green chile, ginger garlic paste, poppy seeds paste, tomato, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and drumstick leaves.
Cook covered until tomato turns soft and drumstick leaves wilt.
Stir fry for a minute and remove from heat.
Serve drumstick leaves curry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure to adjust the consistency of the curry by adding water.

Suggestions: If curry is too dry, add another tomato or some water and cook on low for a minute.
Variations: Drumstick Leaves Stir Fry, Drumstick Leaves Dal.
Other Names: Murungai Keerai Curry, Munagaku Tomato Kura.

Simple Drumstick Rasam

12 Jan

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Mulakkada Charu

Ingredients:

Fresh Drumsticks 7 (3 inch long pieces)
Tamarind 2 inch sized ball
Jaggery 4 x 4 inch piece
Fenugreek Seeds a pinch
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Tender Curry Leaves 8
Asafoetida a pinch
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Ghee 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Heat 3 cups of water in a sauce pot, add drumsticks, tamarind, jaggery and salt.
Boil until drumsticks cook from inside.
Then stir in fenugreek seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, turmeric powder and ghee.
Boil for around 5 minutes and remove from heat.
Serve drumstick rasam with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.

Notes: Alternatively, fry the talimpu in ghee before adding to boiling rasam for different taste.