Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Drumsticks (moringa) curry

This is one of my Mum's recipe and I am posting it without modifying the original recipe. Drumsticks curry is one of my most favorite curries and my mum's Drumsticks curry is the best i have ever tasted. 

It is a little spicy but decrease the quantity of Red chillies you add to make it less spicy.


Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  50 Calories
Fat 2 %
Carbohydrates 2 %
Dietary Fiber 6 %
Sodium 4 %
Vitamin A 5 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium  2 %
Iron  2 %
Protein 2.6 Grams
Sugar 0.9 Grams







Ingredients
Toor dal/Split pigeon peas 1 Cup
Drumsticks/Moringa chopped 2
Water 2 cups
Onion chopped 1
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves chopped to garnish



For masala
Coconut/copra grated 1/2 cup
Chana dal/split bengal gram 1 tsp
Urad dal/split black gram 1 tsp
Cloves 2
Dhania powder/coriander powder 2 tsps
Jeera/ Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Red chillies 4 or 5
Tamarind a small lemon size


To Temper
Oil 2 tsps
Mustard seeds 1 tsp








Wash and Soak Toor dal in water for 20 minutes.












In a pressure cooker, add Toor dal, water and chopped drumsticks.











Also add turmeric powder and chopped onion. Cover the lid and cook for 2 whistles.










Fry (Just for a minute) the ingredients listed under "For masala" one by one except tamarind and let them cool.











Grind the masala into a paste.











In a pot, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Fry till the mustard seeds splutter.












Check if the toor dal is cooked well.












Add the cooked dal mixture to the pot.












Also add the ground masala paste and bring it to boil.











Simmer the flame and add salt. Boil for 5 more minutes.











Remove from the flame, Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.








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