Drumstick Coconut Curry or Muringakka Thenga ozhichu kootan
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Recipe type: Vegetable Curry
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5 People
For grinding
  • Coconut, grated- 1 cup
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2 or 3
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- ¼ tsp
  • Small onions, chopped- 3
  • Water- 1 cup
For making curry
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Small onions, cut long- 10 (or use 4 large shallots)
  • Drumsticks, cut 3 inch long- 3
  • Salt
  1. Combine all the above mentioned ingredients "for grinding" in a blender and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Place a saucepan or clay pot over medium heat.
  3. Add oil, let it turn hot.
  4. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  5. Add curry leaves, small onions and a few pinches of salt, saute till translucent.
  6. Add drumstick and add ¼ cup water. Cook covered for 5 minutes till drumsticks turn tender.
  7. Open the lid, add the ground coconut paste.
  8. Add some water to thin down the gravy, combine well.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Cook covered for 5 to 7 minutes.
  11. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered.
  12. Serve with rice, this curry is usually served along with spicy fish curry.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/drumstick-coconut-curry-or-murigakka-thenga-ozhichu-kootan/