Tuesday, September 7

DrumSticks and Potato Khurma

The drumstick is a fairly common vegetable grown all over India. It is valued mainly for the tender pod. It is antibacterial and a wonderful cleanser. The drumstick tree is perennial, erect, slender, medium sized with many arching branches. It is mostly grown as a backyard tree in most of the South Indian homes. It has drumstick like fruits, small white flowers and small and round leaves which are cooked and eaten as vegetable.
Nutritionally, drumstick pods and leaves are of great value as sources of acrotene, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. The leaves, flowers and fruits of drumstick which are used as vegetable have great nutritional value. The tender fruit is used in samber and most dishes in South Indian homes. The leaves and flowers are used to prepare curry and cake. Source from (BEST HOME REMEDIES)

2 Medium drumsticks, pealed washed and cut into 2 inches pieces
1 Medium potato, pealed washed and cut into 2 inches cubes
2 to 3 small pieces of coconut, 1 onion, few stems of coriander leafs, 2 tomatos
10 - 12 curry leaves (optional)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil

Cooking Method
Grind coconut , onion, coriander leafs and ginger garlic paste together/Puree the tomatoes seprately
Heat the oil in pressure cooker, add mustard seeds and curry lefas, when they splutter, add the grinned paste and fry to golden brown
Add the masala powder, potato and a pinch of salt, mix and cook for 2 minutes, then add tomato puree, drumsticks cook for another 30sec. Add enough water just to cover everything.
Close the pressure cooker
Cook for 2 whistles.
Once the pressure is out, open and boil till you get the required consistency for the gravy.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Rice/Phulka /Roti/chapati and papad.


srividhya Ravikumar said...

lovely khurma Rumana...very new..

veena krishnakumar said...

first time here. You have an awesome space.
lovely kurma
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Angie's Recipes said...

I want some of this saucy gravy! Looks yummy!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am loving that color of the gravy, too mouth watering.

Padhu said...

Gravy looks so spicy and yummy!!

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy kurma, beatiful combo..

Goldy said...

When i see this dish on your blog i feel water in mouth

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Pavithra Srihari said...

I have never tried kurma with drumstick .. But drumstick and potatoe combo in sambhar is something that makes me feel really good .. looks good

Vrinda said...

Nice kurma recipe..will giv a try....

Kairali sisters said...

Thats a nice combo rumana..Looks good..

Satya said...

kurma looks very delicious



Sounds healthy and delicious, drumstick is my favorite too..

Nitha said...

Love this combo... Looks great too..

Gulmohar said...

Yumm combo..Wish I could get some fresh drumsticks here..

NIDHYA said...

Delicious drumsticks, always my fav.


Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Kurma looks delicious and tempting.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Yummy Team said...

Love this spicy and tasty gravy..Nice recipe, Rumana..

Akila said...

simply superb...

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Asiya Omar said...

Looks Delicious.My daughter name is also Rumaanah.

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