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Drumstick Masala


Drumstick Masala

Drumstick Masala, a thick gravy recipe, drumstick cooked in tomato-onion tempering and coconut-spice paste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Veg Garvy
Cuisine: Karnataka
Keyword: Semi Gravy
Servings: 4
Author: Chaya


  • 3 Drumstick
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 7-8 Dry Red Chilly
  • 1 tsp Tamarind
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • 2 strings Curry leaves
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped


Masala Paste :

  • Heat a kadai, add oil, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, saute on medium flame.
  • Add dry red chilly, saute, do not burn, allow it to cool down.
  • In a mixing jar add sauted spices, add tamarind, fresh coconut, turmeric powder, water, blend it to fine paste.

Drumstick Masala preparation :

  • Heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds, hing/asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped onion, chopped tomato, saute.
  • Now add salt, drumstick pieces, saute, close the lid and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add water, close the lid and cook for 3-4 mins.
  • Now add prepared masala paste, mix well.
  • Add water according to think masala consistency, close the lid and cook for 5 mins.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, give a stir.
  • Delicious, Tangy, Drumstick Masala is ready to have.


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