Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mulakkada Masala (Drumstick Masala)


Fresh drumsticks-4
Fresh grated coconut powder-1 cup
Chopped tomatoes-2
Green chillies-4
Chopped onions-2
Ginger-garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Tamarind pulp-2 tablespoons
Salt-1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Garam masala-1 teaspoon
Oil-2 tablespoons
Fresh coriander leaves-a few


  1. Peel the outer layer of drumsticks and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Grind the chopped onions, tomatoes, coconut and cumin seeds into a coarse paste.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the grinded paste until it turns brown in colour.
  4. Add the drumsticks and fry them for two minutes on a medium flame.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and ginger-garlic paste.
  6. Mix well and add the tamarind paste with two cups of water.
  7. Let it cook for 6-8 minutes on a low flame.
  8. Add the garam masala and turn off the stove.
  9. After adding the masala powder, it is not necessary to cook. All the spices in the masala powder are dry roasted and powdered. So it will not give a raw smell.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rice. It tastes nice after it cools down because the gravy absorbs the sourness of the tamarind.


Kalai said...

Drumstick and tamarind? I'm so there! Sounds wonderful to have with rice! :)

Asha said...

Looks so delcious Vijaya. I have some frozen drumsticks, I will try this dish!:)

Dhivya said...

Sounds great with tamarind?Unfortunately, we don't get it here all the time..i love these

Uma said...

Looks so yummy! Shall try it.

Jaya said...

Look at the gravy making me craving for it ,I love anything with drumsticks...
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Ramya said...

Hi Vijaya,

The recipe looks so delicious. I wish fresh drumstick was available here in NJ. We only get frozen ones which are not so tasty.

I will definitely try out this recipe.

Daily Meals said...

Hi Kalai! Yes, it does go very well with plain rice.

Asha! Please do give it a try. I hope you will like this dish.

Daily Meals said...

Hi Dhivya! By using tamarind, the gravy becomes very tangy and tasty.

Hi Uma! Please do try this. I hope you will like it.

Daily Meals said...

Hi Jaya! I too like dishes that are made of drumsticks.

Hi Ramya! Why don't you try it with frozen ones, it may taste nice.

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,
Different dish with drumstick.. I usually prepare sambar, vathakulambu.
Sounds great:-) thanks for sharing.

Daily Meals said...

Hi Menu Today! Thank you for your sweet words.

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Sagari said...

I am not a big fan of drumstick but that gravy looks deleciousssss dailymeals

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I love drumstick and looks very new to me !!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Yummy dish with drumstick! Must try for me! :)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Jeena, Sagari, Seena, Raks Kitchen and Latha Narasimhan! Thank you all.

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