Saturday, June 5, 2010

Drumstick masala gravy (Nuggekai gojju/Moringakai/Murungaikai masala)


Drumstick is one fantastic vegetable with lots of health benefits. I usually use them in sambar, and dals. It increases the flavour of sambar so much that its is simply superb. Occasionally I make this traditional nuggekai gojju or thick masala gravy of drumsticks and this goes really well with rice. Here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:
Drumsticks (cut into 1 and 1/2 " pieces) - 1 bowl
Onions- 1 nos
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Oil - 4 tbsp
Salt for taste

To grind :
Onions (chopped) - 1 nos
Tomatoes (chopped)- 2 nos
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp

Fry in 1tbsp oil and grind:
Red chilly -6 nos
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Aniseed - 1 tsp

Method:
Grind all the 'To grind ingredients' into a smooth paste and keep aside. Fry in 1 tbsp oil and grind red chilly, coriander seeds, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and aniseed to a smooth paste and keep aside. In a wok, heat oil and fry finely chopped onions till they turn golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add the chilly powder and give it a stir. Add both the ground paste and saute for a min. Add the drumsticks (chopped into 1 and 1/2 ' pieces), salt for taste (water may be added if required). Cover and cook till its done. Serve hot with rice, roti etc.

Note:
Use kashmiri chillies if less spice is preferred.

17 comments:

  1. This is really yummy and spicy, the way I love it....

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  2. Hi. I have not tried the gojju with the drumsticks, thanks for the idea and this masala looks scrumptious.

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  3. wow...delicious and very tempting...

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  4. I am sure this gravy would have been very flavourful. Looks nice :)

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  5. Thanks Manju :) Oh yes! It was very flavourful and tasty :)

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  6. Nice recipe rach, i actually havent tried anything with drumsticks till now as i didnt know what could be done with it...but your dish seems really delicious to start with..thanks for sharing

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  7. Interesting recipe, it looks delicious!!

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  8. Rach, I don't like drumsticks much, but the gravy is very tempting, and I may try it out with another veggie.

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  9. Thanks Priya :) You can try it out with gerkins or potato or bindi, or any other veggie of your choice. I simply love drumsticks, So loved this one too :) It was finger-licking good :)

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  10. I loved this recipe ... looks too good and tempting.

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  11. Rach, I tried this recipe today and it turned out quite good. Thank you. It goes amazingly well with rice. I added abt a tbsp of tamrind juice to give it the "gojju" effect.

    -Aruna-

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