Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Drumstick Kurma - Murungakkai Kurma

Serves 3
I sat blankly in front of the screen for 5 minutes trying to type something and I really couldn't get myself to type anything .I'm a very talkative person and this is one of those rare occasions :) I've been reading a book on and off for the past two days and that could be the reason.Sometimes I feel that a good book teleports you to a totally different place and it takes some time to get back .Guess you people are lucky,no rambling today:) .So off to the recipe...This is a very delicious recipe,you will be surprised how flavorful drumstick can be.Makes a great side dish for idli and dosa and goes along well with plain rice too.


You'll Need:
Drumsticks - 1
Channa Dal - 4 tbsp
Onion - 1 big(finely chopped)
Tomato - 1 big(finely chopped)
Green Chilli - 1(chopped)
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind Juice - from a small marble of tamarind
Cloves,Cardamom - 1 each
Cinnamon - 1" stick
Fennel -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Coconut milk - 1/2 - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped finely)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
oil - 2 - 3 tsp
salt as needed

Method:
-Clean and scrape the drumstick slightly,Chop it into 2" pieces.
-Soak the channa dal in 1/2 cup of water for 30 minutes.
-Soak the tamarind in little water for 30 minutes and squeeze and strain to extract the juice.
-Heat oil in a pan and when it heats up splutter the cardamom,cloves,fennel seed,cinnamon and curry leaves.
-Add the onion with little salt and saute until they turn translucent.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until they are well browned.
-Add the tomato and the chopped green chilli and saute until the tomatoes turn soft.
-Add the red chilli powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
-Add the soaked channa dal and drumstick and mix well.
-Add 1 - 2 cups of water and let it cook until the drumstick and channa dal are cooked.Alternatively you can pressure cook the mixture for 1 whistle.
-Add the tamarind juice ,coconut milk and coriander leaves and mix well.Check for salt,adding more as needed.Let the mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes. Done !



Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !
Sending this to Foodabulous fest organized by Simply Tadka and hosted by Sajna Bishar of Saju's Tastes

40 comments:

  1. Wow Reni ur just like me,the same thing happens to me sometimes. But whatever, the drumstick karma looks rich and yummy....

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  2. Ha ha :) I like your ramblings Reni! Yeah, good books do take you to their settings and often, it is so hard to come back :)

    And nice colour and texture on that gravy :)

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  3. I too agree with Priya, without ramblings the one does not own the dish he hee..
    I have never heard of drumstick kurma but the pics tell me it will taste great with white rice.

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  4. Drumstick kurma looks yummy and inviting..

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  5. It has a fancy name 2 it - writer's block!! Hehe...this is quite interesting...

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    1. Haha..nice name :) Thanks Rafeeda !

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  6. it looks so yummy.shld try this sometime.

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    1. Thanks Meena ! do try it out :)

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  7. Haha.. Writer's block?? So what was that book.. And a very tempting looking gravy with a yummy bright color :)

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    1. Thanks Chitz ! It was a book called 'Gravity' by Tess Garristen....It's a book on space stuff,my first of it's kind so was engrossed...though towards the end I was really scared..Warning: Don't touch the book if you can't tolerate MIB-I style gooey slimy sticky alien like creatures .)

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  8. wonderful kurma dear...am sure it has lot of flavor into it

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  9. Missing fresh murngakkai here. kurma super

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  10. Call it writers block or the mind is too tired to think, probably why the intro is not easy. Its the same for me but on such days, I go straight to the recipe. Drumsticks are my fav but these days its becoming rare to find them. Great idea of adding into kurma though I have to admit that I haven't done it before.

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    1. Thanks a lot of Nava,my mind was really lazy to wake up and think !

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  11. Ohh tell me about staring at the laptop, I do it all the time!!
    And tele porting to another world happens when there is a damn good book in hand, which one were you reading??
    I must say, I never buy drumstick because I could get a lot of out of this veggie except for adding them in sambar. But trust me, when I looked at your recipe and it had a title kurma, I was like how did she make that!
    The ingredients speak for itself, such an innovative recipe, and thanks for sharing Reni! My dad is a great fan of drumstick and I will make this when I head home this time!! Can't wait to try!

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    1. Thanks a lot Pavithra....It was the same with me too,drumsticks either go into sambar or puzhi kulambu in veg dishes :) Do try it out and hope you like it dear.I was reading Tess Garristen's Gravity, I love medical thrillers and since it was a combination of space and medical stuff,I loved it..But in the end it became a little like the movie Aliens,a little scary,but loved it nevertheless:)

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    2. Hey if you like medical thriller, you probably will enjoy grey's anatomy!!

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    3. Don't tell me ! I'm already addicted to Grey's Anatomy :)

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  12. awesome finger licking drumstick kurma.

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  13. I luv drumsticks whichever preparation they are made, back childhood memories, I used to feed on them thinking that they are mutton! Delecious preparation and I luv the pic yaar

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    1. Thanks a lot Arthy !That's a cute memory,thinking that they were mutton :)

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  14. another recipe to cook murugakkai.....loved it.

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  15. kurma looks so creamy, rich and yumm!!!

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  16. Somewhat a Ramadan recipe...
    Thnx 4 linking it 2 my event : http://www.sajustastes.com/2013/06/foodabulous-fest-ramzan-mango-season_30.html

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  17. You are showing a lot of new recipes to me!! Thanks for sharing...This looks tryworthy!!

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  18. Looks yummy !! Gonna try it today ... will see whether it amuse my hubby 😋 he is in the hospitality industry here in East Africa and more into international cuisine.Will give him our country side murungakkai recipe..😆 Thank you Reni for this mouth watering recipe..❤

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