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)|
|Toor dal/Split pigeon peas||1 Cup|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 tsp|
|Coriander leaves chopped||to garnish|
|Coconut/copra grated||1/2 cup|
|Chana dal/split bengal gram||1 tsp|
|Urad dal/split black gram||1 tsp|
|Dhania powder/coriander powder||2 tsps|
|Jeera/ Cumin seeds||1 tsp|
|Red chillies||4 or 5|
|Tamarind||a small lemon size|
|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.