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Muringakka/ Drumstick Curry




Muringakka/ Drumstick Curry

Today's recipe is a charu curry and is served over rice. This is a vegetarian favorite a simple and flavorful curry. The curry base is ground coconut and the flavor is from drumstick,curry leaves and fennel. You can also add prawns or small fish like anchovies and smelt and convert this dish into  non-vegetarian. Try this simple dish,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Drumsticks- 15-20 pieces
Onion- small finely chopped
Ginger- 1 inch thick
Coconut grated - 1 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1  tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a few
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds- 1/3 tsp
Dry red chilly-2
Salt to taste


Make a fine paste of coconut and fennel seeds and keep aside.
Scrap the skin of drumstick or very  gently peel it off and cut into 2 1/2 to 3 inch pieces.

Heat oil in a pan and add chopped ginger and onion and saute till it changes color to golden brown. Add turmeric, chilly and coriander powder and saute for a minute followed by drumsticks, salt and 1/2 cup of water. When it is cooked and soft add the ground paste and mix well. Simmer for two minutes.

Heat two tsp of coconut oil and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and when they splutter add dry red chilly and curry leaves. Saute till it gets crispy and add over the curry and mix well..Serve with rice.




Try this
Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. Adipoli curry...will try this out, have some drumsticks with me :)

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  2. When I saw drumstick, I thought of chicken drumstick. But, I'm sure you were not talking of chicken as this is a vegetarian dish. Drumstick is a bit hard to find in my country :|

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  3. Yumm, super flavourful curry..I dont having this curry with some hot steaming rice..

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  4. hi jay,yes, your drumstick curry looks very appetizing, especially the color of the gravy.
    have not eaten these drumsticks veggies for a few years. must go look for them. have a nice day

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  5. hi Suja, sorry the earlier comment is not correct. can you please delete.thanks.
    yes, your drumstick curry looks very appetizing, especially the color of the gravy.
    have not eaten these drumsticks veggies for a few years.
    looking at your curry, i must go look for them. have a nice day

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  7. luks awesome and delicious.Adipoli clicks

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  8. Ginger and Fennel make it different from the ground sambhar. Looks delicious.

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  9. one of my fave curries, love anything to do with muringa :)

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  10. Very delicious and yummy looking drumstick curry.

    Deepa

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  11. Yummy curry...Never tried ginger and fennel with muringa..

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  12. Muringka curry adipoli, pinnae ithu fresh or frozen, ivide forzen kittan ollu. Ente muringa kayaital mathram fresh. Wait cheyam ie curry try cheyann.

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    1. Ithu frozen aanu Swathi,but looked green and good,chilapol unangiyathu mathiri irikkum..but this was good:)

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  13. so healthy and flavorful.

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  14. Love this curry a lot.. We add little dal too. Comfort food. Good one Suja!

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  15. Absolutely mouthwatering murunggakka curry...and the stuffed pomfret below toooooooo tempting ya!

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  16. looks yummy and delicious...
    happy to follow u..

    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shabbu and for the sweet comment
      Welcome to my blog..loved your space too..

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  17. My mouth is watering here.... Yummy

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  18. A very flavorful and delicious curry.

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  19. Drumsticks lend their unique flavour to a dish. Original recipe?

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  20. my fav curry... looks mouthwatering........

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  21. my fav tooo... mouthwatering!!

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  22. nice and creamy curry...my kiddo loves muringakka like anything...i should try this curry. thanks for linking with kerala kitchen

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  23. curry looks fabulous. nice photo

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  24. delicious and very flavourful curry

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  25. Mouth watering curry!! drumsticks look fresh and juicy!

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  26. Very flavorful curry, looks very tempting..

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  27. Wow, this looks fantastic! Gotta try this sometime soon.

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  28. Delectable drumstick curry....love that coconut spice based gravy....

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  29. delicious flavourful curry looks wonderful

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  30. Drumstick is one of my fav veggie...this curry looking yummy and mouthwatering...book marked..


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