Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Drumstick curry (Murungakai Poricha Kozhumbu) with a Twist

Drumstick poricha kozhumbu is rarely made curry. Usually drumstick will be accompaniment for brinjal... like brinjal and drumsticl sambar, brinjal drumstick poriyal etc. Drumstick gives lovely flavour and aroma to any curry..In India we can find murungai maram (Moringa in English) in every other House and u get abundant drumsticks. Here in US we are lucky enough to get frozen drumsticks. This is mom's recipe, whenever she is tired of cooking big meal she used to make this curry. The only twist i made is to add soy chunks in addition to drumsticks.. U have to try this one.. tasted so good...

10 drumstick piece(frozen ones) OR 2 fresh drumsticks cut into finger lenght pieces
3 tomatoes chopped
1 onion finely chopped
½ tsp o red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 cup soy chunks

¼ cup coconut (fresh or powder)
1/2" piece ginger
2 garlic cloves
1/2 bunch coriander leaves

2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 garlic minced
curry leaves
½ tsp cumin,


Clean the soy chunks and keep it separately. Grind the ingredients give to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add the seasoning one by one in specified order. Add onion and fry till translucent. Add tomatoes and fry till it becomes mushy. U can add little bit of water if it starts sticking to the bottom. Add drumstick,ground paste, redchilli and turmeric powder. Mix well and add 1.5 cups of water. Cover and cook till the drumsticks are tender. Finally add soy chunks and leave it 5 more minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice and and appalam...



Oh ! I love drumsticks & i miss the fresh ones here. This looks so spicy & inviting.


Ambur briyani is very much famous all over Tamil nadu, even in North India, people speak about this. Thanks for posting this receipe.

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