Manglorean Drumstick Curry

Manglorean Drumstick Curry

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The Mangalorean Drumstick Curry is traditional fare that reflects the rich and vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine. Thanks to the abundance of coconuts along the Kerala and Konkan coast, these cuisines use coconut generously in the masalas and garnishes. Here, in this preparation, drumstick and potato are cooked with a tamarind-flavoured coconut masala, making the dish creamy and tangy at the same time. Serve hot with a bowl of rice or a few rotis.

Manglorean Drumstick Curry recipe - How to make Manglorean Drumstick Curry

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4 drumsticks (saijan ki phalli / saragavo) , cut into 75 mm. (3") pieces
1 cup peeled potato cubes
1 tbsp grated jaggery (gur)
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta) , torn into pieces
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp tamarind (imli)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup water

  1. Combine the drumsticks, potatoes, jaggery, salt and 3 cups of water in a deep pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the urad dal and mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the cooked drumsticks-potatoes mixture, prepared paste, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy176 cal
Protein2 g
Carbohydrates13.2 g
Fiber3.3 g
Fat12.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.2 mg


Manglorean Drumstick Curry
 on 17 May 18 11:08 PM

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18 May 18 08:32 AM
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Manglorean Drumstick Curry
 on 16 Nov 12 10:17 AM

Drumsticks and potatoes cooked in a beautiful spicy coconut curry.