Sunday, 27 January 2013

Spicy Drumstick Curry/Murungakai Kara Kuzhambu

My family is very fond of this "Spicy Curry" varieties. So I use to experiment a lot with different vegetables & variations. Many more "Spicy Curry" varieties are on the way exclusively for u.... ;)

Here comes one of the varieties.


Drumstick - 2 long
Onion - 3 big ( chopped)
Tomato - 3 big ( chopped)
Tamarind - small medium ball size
Coconut - 1/4 of the shell
Garlic - 10 cloves
Curry leaves
Garam masala powder - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves

Cooking Method:

1. Soak tamarind in 4 cups of water, extract the juice & keep it aside. Also grind coconut to fine paste in the mixer & keep it aside.

2. Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottom frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When mustard splatters add curry leaves, garlic & onion.

3. When onion turns transparent add tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes becomes mushy.

4. Then add 2 full tbsp of garam masala, salt mix well & cook for one minute.

5. Next add tamarind water, then add drumsticks and mix thoroughly. Let the drumstick cook nicely.

6. Once the drumsticks are cooked, add the coconut mixture & let it cook until the raw coconut smell leaves, that would be approximately 10 mins. Spicy drumstick curry is ready now.

7. Garnish the spicy drumstick curry with coriander leaves & serve hot with steamed rice. Spicy drumstick curry goes well with hot idilis also.

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  1. Not a fan of drumsticks but I can finish off the curry for you dear. More rice pls :))))

  2. hi helen, how are you. this is a new recipe to me, cos you add in grind coconut. i cook using coconut milk.looks delicious, perfect with rice and roti :)

    1. Hi da, I'm doing great...:-) :-)
      Do try this curry will be wonderful with rice, idilis & dosa .

  3. i make it little different da.. liked your version too :)

  4. Hi Helen, delicious curry, can I have extra rice please? :)

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

    1. Oh sure dear....have more plates of rice...ha ha

      Happy weekend to you....

  5. very savoury recipe! it looks scrumptious!

    I'm a new follower, I just discovered your blog and read some of your latest recipes, they're all yummy!

    Michela @

    1. Thanks a ton Michelanfor your wonderful comments. :-)

  6. love drumsticks any way. nice gravy.

  7. Yummo. My fav too.... Pass me a bowl please...


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