Drumsticks are loaded with essential minerals and nutrients. It is very tasty and highly nutritious, it is a must have ingredient in mixed south Indian sambar. One can enjoy only drumstick in this special curry, which I learnt from my dearest aunty.
Drumsticks -5 to 6
Garlic cloves – 10 to 12
Coriander leaves – 1 table sp. (chopped)
Poppy seeds – 1 tsp. (you can replace this with roasted gram as well)
Red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp.
Turmeric – ½ tsp.
Coconut – 1 cup
Oil – 1 table sp.
For Seasoning: oil- 1 tbsps., chopped onion -1, chopped tomato -2 and curry leaves.
Coriander leaves for garnishing.
– Chop drumsticks in to 2 to 3-inch pieces, while chopping remove outer thick skin as much as possible. (It is purely optional)
-Cook chopped drumstick pieces with sufficient water and salt.
-Now take one tawa, put 1 table spoon of oil and fry poppy seeds, when it is light brown, add chopped onion, crushed garlic, and fry till onion becomes translucent.
-Now add chopped coriander leaves, red chilly powder, little turmeric and grated coconut and fry till you get nice aroma and then switch off and let it cool.
-when it cools down, make fine paste by adding sufficient water and keep aside.
– In that same tawa, add oil. When it is hot, add curry leaves, chopped onion and fry.
-When it is done add chopped tomato and fry until it is mushy.
-Now add ground masala, cooked drumstick with water and boil nicely.
-Garnish with chopped coriander.