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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The humble Drumstick

Drumsticks are a favourite with most malayalees and has always had a privilaged place in our cuisine. After all, what is a sambar without a drumstick??

I found this link, which gives us all information pertaining to durmsticks and i was really impressed. Did you know that the leaves of the Muringa tree prevents around 300 diseases??

well.. more of that later. Let us get down to business. This is a unique drumstick recipe which has been in my family for quite some time. Do try it out and see if you like it. Don't be stingy with your comments...

Drumstick in tomato gravy
You will need:
durmsticks cut into 2" pieces - 1/2 kg
tomatoes sliced - 3 large
Onions sliced - 2
garlic crushed - 1 tsp
cumin seeds crushed - 1 tsp
red chilly powder -2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
curry leaves - 2 sprigs
oil - 1 tbsp
water - 2 cups
Boil the drumstick with salt, turmeric, and red chilly powder, crushed garlic and crushed cumin seeds.
Meanwhile, heat oil and saute the onions till soft and pink. Add in the sliced tomatoes and fry till it becomes sloppy.
Add the drumsticks along with whatever water that is left over, to the tomato mixture. Boil till the gravy is really thick. Stir in the curry leaves and serve hot with boiled rice.


  1. Thanks for the comment in my blog, Priya..!
    Nice to see a keralite again with a food blog..
    Me too a drumstick lover, would love to try out diff. dishes with it..
    See u again,

  2. You know, I love the flavor of drumsticks in curries, but don't like eating those as much... This is a nice recipe... Thanks for dropping by my blog..