Drumstick masala is a tasty and easy stir fry made with drumsticks, onions and tomatoes. I love drumsticks a lot. So I try different varieties than our usual stir fry and sambar. One such try was this simple drumstick masala. It turned out super good and this was a super hit at home.
This is not only easy to make but flavorful too with the masalas blended with drumsticks and now this has become my keeper recipe for drumsticks. It goes well with sambar or any kuzhambu. Lets see how to make this easy drumstick masala recipe.
- Drumsticks - 2
- Onion - 1 medium sized
- Tomato - 1 medium sized
- Water - ½ cup
- Salt - to taste
- Coconut grated - 1 tbsp
- Ginger - 1 inch piece
- Garlic cloves - 3
- Fennel seeds - ½ tsp
- Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
- Corainder powder - ½ tsp
- Oil - 2 tsp
- Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
- Curry leaves - few
- Grind coconut, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds, red chilli powder and corainder powder with little water to a fine paste. Set aside.
- Wash the drumsticks well in running water and chop them length wise. Chop the onions and tomatoes finely and keep it ready. Heat a pan with oil and add the items to temper. Once mustard cracks add curry leaves. Fry it for a minute. Now add the onions and sauté till onion becomes transparent.
- Then add chopped tomatoes and sauté them until soft and mushy. Once the tomatoes are cooked well add coconut paste. Mix well and fry the masala until the raw smell is completely leaves. Add required salt.
- Then add chopped drumstick pieces and mix well with the masala. Fry the drumsticks well with the masala for 2 minutes so that the masala gets evenly coated with the drumsticks.
- Add water till it immersing level and cook covered in medium flame until the drumsticks are completely cooked. This may take 10 to 12 minutes. After the drumsticks got cooked well, fry everything well for 2 more minutes. Once everything comes together, switch off the flame.
- Drumsticks takes time to cook. You can pressure cook it for a whistle and add it. But be sure that they don’t become mushy.
- Keep the flame to low to medium while cooking the drumsticks to avoid the bottom from getting burnt.
- For variation, use a tbsp of fried gram dal/pottu kadalai instead of coconut.