Drumstick Fry


8 drumsticks
1 large onion, chopped fine
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil
a lemon-sized ball of tamarind
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp chilly powder
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp mustard
2 sprigs curry leaves

1. Cut the drumsticks into 2 inch long pieces. Cook with salt and very little water till tender and all the water has evaporated. Do not overcook.
2. Obtain the tamarind extracts by adding 3 tbsp of boiling water, and squeezing the pulp. To this, add the flour, chilly and turmeric powders, sugar and salt to make a smooth paste. Coat the drumstick pieces with this paste.
3. Heat the oil, and add the mustard and curry leaves. When done add the chopped onions and fry until brown. Now add the drumstick pieces, and fry for a few minute more.

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