Thursday, September 24, 2009

Murungakkai Kozhambu / Drumstick Gravy


Drumsticks : 2 big or 15 frozen cut drumsticks
Onion : 1 small or 8 shallots / pearl onions
Tomato : 1 small
Green chilly : 1
Garlic : 1 pod
Tamarind : Blueberry size
Oil : 1tbspn
Dry red chilly : 1
cumin: 1/4tspn
asafoetida : 1/8 tspn
Fenugreek powder: 1/8tspn
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Turmeric: 1/4tspn
Chilly powder : 1/2tspn
Salt: 1tspn
Coriander Leaves : 5-6 sprigs

Ingredients To Grind:-

Sambar powder : 1/2tspn
Fresh or frozen coconut : 1&1/2tspn
Fennel seeds /saunf: 1/4tspn
Peppercorns : 3
Coriander powder : 1/2tspn

Process :-

  • Chop drumsticks into 3 inch size pieces , chop onion , tomato , garlic and green chilly.
  • Soak tamarind in sufficient water or microwave it with some water for 1 min. After it cools extract the juice from it.
  • Grind the ingredients under the title 'Ingredients to grind' to a fine powder .
  • Heat a deep frying pan and add oil , when hot make tadka by adding dry red chilly , cumin seeds, mustard seeds , green chilly , garlic . Next add asafoetida , methi powder and curry leaves.
  • Add onions and fry till transulent by adding pinch of salt.
  • Now add drumsticks and fry till half done .Cook covered.
  • Add tomato and fry till mushy.
  • Add turmeric and chilly powder and give a good mix.
  • Now add tamarind juice and add water till it reaches ur required consistency. U can make this as a thick or thin gravy . I love to make it in thin consistency .Once u add water add sufficient salt .
  • Add grinded powder and mix it.
  • Cover it and let this boil for 10-15mins.
  • Next add coriander leaves and after 2 mins switchoff stove put lid.
  • Drumstick kolambu is ready to serve with rice , appalam or with any side dish.

1 Comment:

  1. Krithiga said...
    hi preethi,your recipes are very nice..i visit your blog often..but i could not see you for the past 2months..glad you are back..keep posting..i tried your Gobi Manchurian..came out really good.thank you for sharing your recipes..!

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