Friday, April 11, 2014

Murungakkai Masala Recipe - Drumstick Curry Recipe

Murungakkai Masala Recipe
Murungakkai Masala is my all time favorite...even when I was a fuzzy eater I like drumstick and potato very much.This recipe is mostly the same as how I made cabbage curry but I wanted to post it as many of you'all asked me for the recipe when I posted mango sambar where the drumstick curry was at the side :) Being this veggie lover, I am surprised to see that this is the 2nd drumstick recipe I am posting...have to look out for more drumstick recipes to post here :)

Murungakkai Masala Recipe

Drumstick Curry Recipe

Preparation Time:15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Drumstick - 5
Garlic - 5 halved
Big Onion - 1 finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Water - as required
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coconut - 1/3 cup
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece two
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Curry leaves - few


  1. Wash drumstick and trim the ends. Cut it into1.5 inches long,Set aside.Heat oil - add the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add garlic and onions, fry till golden brown.
    How to make murungakkai masala - Step1
  2. Add drumstick,red chilli powder, required water and let it boil.
    How to make murungakkai masala - Step2
  3. Cover and cook for few mins until the drumstick turns tender.Meanwhile grind coconut,fennel seeds along with little water to a semi fine paste.
    How to make murungakkai masala - Step3
  4. Once the color of the veggie changes and is cooked to soft, add required salt,coconut paste.Add 1/2 cup water
    How to make murungakkai masala - Step4
  5. Let it cook till it becomes semi dry.Switch it off.
    How to make murungakkai masala - Step5
Serve with rice and sambar/rasam.

My Notes:

  • If you dont like the spices flavour then here is an alternate : for tempering add mustard seeds and urad dal and for grinding grind coconut with jeera.You can replace red chilli powder with sambar powder.
  • The consistency is purely your choice.You can even cook for few more mins to make it nicely roasted till dry or switch off earlier with gravy.I made it semi dry for mixing with rice.
  • Choose tender drumstick.
  • You can even add 1 tomato while sauteing onion.
Drumstick Curry Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I love this. Clicked this few weeks ago but they were so bad . This looks tempting

  2. good one.. must delicious with hot sambhar

  3. Healthy and delicious looking drumsticks. Excellent preparation.

  4. Looks real tempting,Even though not a great fan of drumstick, I am tempted to try this

  5. Interesting and informative one...thanks for share the blog!!!i also love drumstick,,the recipe is really awesome,,lovely collection you have!!indian restaurant in panama

  6. Hi Sharmi, looks very yummy!! What is the other gravy on the plate...the green one?

    1. It is pudina chutney already posted in the blog.....

  7. Really impressive post. I read it whole and going to share it with my social circules. I enjoyed your article and planning to rewrite it on my own blog.

  8. I just want to say thanks for your wonderful post, it is contain a lot of knowledge and information that i needed right now. You really help me out my friend, thanks!

  9. Really very yummy... tried it and really came out well and everyone at home liked it... tried gravy with channa also... superb.. thank you.


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