Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi

Here is a sweet and spicy drumstick and potato curry made the South Indian way i. e. Flavoured with coconut and whole spices.

This curry has a predominant garlic flavour and tastes great with steamed rice .

You can also enjoy drumstick in other forms like Drumstick Soup , Drumstick Pickle or Drumstick Dal .

Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi

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Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi recipe - How to make Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (makes Approx. 3/4 Cup)
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
5 cloves (laung / lavang)
1 tbsp tamarind (imli)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 cup water

Other Ingredients
4 drumsticks , cut into 75 mm. pieces
1 cup potato cubes
1 tbsp grated jaggery (gur)
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
10 to 12 curry leaves (kadi patta)
cooked rice (chawal) for serving

  1. Combine the drumsticks, potatoes, jaggery, salt and 2 cups of water in a deep pan, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame till they are cooked. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the cooked drumsticks and potatoes (along with the water in which they were cooked), the prepared paste and salt (if required), mix well and simmer for another 7 to 8 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy173 cal
Protein1.7 g
Carbohydrates12.7 g
Fiber3 g
Fat12.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5.8 mg


Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi
 on 02 Aug 17 12:31 PM

Loved this curry recipe.
ड्रमस्टिक करी
 on 29 Oct 16 02:42 PM

Hamari kokan me drumstick ke ped har ghar me paayii jate hai. Shevgachi itni mast subzi aab khane me banti hai. Mere ghar me tho sabhi ko aachi lagi.
Tarla Dalal
02 Nov 16 08:57 AM
   Hi Renuka, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
Drumstick Curry
 on 26 Sep 15 03:18 PM

If you want to try something different try this one. Unique curry which is sweet and spicy at the same time. The tamarind gives curry a lovely tangy feel to it .
Drumstick Curry
 on 10 Sep 14 10:46 PM