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Thursday, April 14, 2016

M - Mulakkaya Kura /Drumstick Curry

Drumstick/Mulakkaya is a vegetable that is commonly found in Asia and parts of Africa, being a vitamin C and potassium rich vegetable,  the leaves of the tree also has a lot more health benefits.

If you are living in India, it's easy to find fresh drumsticks, in US I had to rely on frozen ones for several years but now I can find the fresh drumsticks in Indian stores. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Serves : 2-3


Drumsticks/Mulakkaya: 2 peel the excess skin off a little and cut into 3" pieces 
Onion : 2 large 
Garlic: 3 cloves 
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Urad dal/Minappappu: 1 teaspoon 
Mustard seeds/Aavalu: 1/2 teaspoon 
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Green chilies: 3 slit 
Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1/2 teaspoon 
Cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon 
Salt to taste 
Water : 3/4 cup 

To make a slurry:

Rice flour or Besan : 1 tablespoon 
Warm milk: 3 tablespoons


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and Urad dal. Fry for 1 minute until they splatter. Add green chilies, garlic and curry leaves, fry for 1 minute. Add drumstick pieces and fry for 2 minutes.
Add onion, turmeric and sauté till they turn translucent. 
Add salt and red chili powder, mix and cook for 2 minutes. Add water, close lid and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes until all the water is pretty much absorbed and the drumsticks cooked. If needed, add a little more water. Add coriander and cumin powders, mix well. 
Make the slurry and add it to the curry, cook for 2 minutes and turn off the stove.

Garnish with cilantro and Serve hot with rice.

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  1. I love all kind of plus and this Mula kamala one sounds yummy and flavorful.

  2. Slurp slurp, i want to make this curry soon, sounds simply fantabulous.

  3. What a delicious looking mulakkada kura Amara. I rarely buy drumsticks, but you are tempting me to look for fresh ones and make this curry.

  4. I love this version..good one..

  5. This curry with drumsticks looks so good...

  6. Yes, it is called Murungakai curry in Tamil and easy to prepare. Will try using your recipe too

    M -Men are from Mars

  7. same pinch. I tried murungai kai kootu today. love this veggie

  8. Drumstick curry looks inviting with all those ingredients.

  9. The drumsticks are do healthy to eat and your version is almost similar to what I make , looks super .

  10. We make a curry with drumsticks, onions and besan. Your version looks super tempting!!

  11. I use drumsticks only in sambhar and kuzhambu. This version of curry looks so interesting. Should make it for my drumstick loving boys.

  12. I have some frozen drumstick that have been planning to try - this looks so good

  13. I too make this curry but adding milk and flour is new to me will give a try...