Drumstick Masala

Drumsticks are a popular South Indian vegetable typically used in the preparation of Sambar. Scientifically known as Moringa Oleifera , they are rich in Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are very good for our nervous system. Serve with hot rice.

Drumstick Masala


  • Drumsticks – 3, cut into small pieces
  • Tomatoes – 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Shallots – 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – as required
  • Salt to taste

To Grind:

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tblsp
  • Coconut – 2 tblsp, grated
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram dal – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1, small, chopped


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Saute the ingredients given to grind one by one.
  • Allow it to cool and grind it to a fine paste using little water.
  • To the same pan, heat oil in a medium flame.
  • Saute the shallots and tomatoes until the they mix into a paste.
  • Mix the grinded paste. salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped drumsticks and pour enough water. Mix thoroughly and cover with a lid.
  • Wait till the drunsticks are cooked well, and the gravy is thickened.
  • Serve hot.

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Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

1 comment

joney September 1, 2018 - 11:40 am

i like indian cooking


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