Drumstick gravy for rice

Drumstick called as murungaikai in Tamil has numerous health benefits. We have a drumstick tree at our home and we most often prepare dishes from the drumstick and also drumstick leaves. We prepare drumstick sambhar, drumstick kara kuzhambu, drumsticks gravy, drumstick poricha kuzhambu, drumstick soup etc.


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Drumstick contains highly digestive proteins, calcium, iron, Vitamin C, and carotenoids. Because of the high calcium, iron, and vitamins, drumstick leaves can be used as a wonderful tonic for infants, growing kids and teens to promote strong and healthy bones. Drumstick is given to pregnant women to overcome her pregnancy phase difficulties and also post partum issues such as back pain, pelvic pain etc. As it is rich in iron and calcium new moms are given dishes made out the drumstick to feed healthy and rich breastmilk. Drumstick also increases the breast milk production for the mom those who are suffering from less breastmilk. Drumstick-leaf juice is also very beneficial for pregnant women as it can help them to overcome sluggishness of the uterus, ease delivery, and reduce post-delivery complications.

Drumstick leaves are used to treat many problems such as the wheezing of asthma, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. Soup made with drumstick leaves and flowers are highly beneficial in preventing infections such as throat, chest and skin.

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Drumstick gravy for rice
  1. Add 3 tbsp sesame oil
  2. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds
  3. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds
  4. Add few curry leaves
  5. Add 2 chopped onion and saute well
  6. Add 1 tsp salt and mix well
  7. Once onion becomes transparent
  8. Add 3 chopped tomatoes and saute well
  9. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. Add 1 and 1/2 tbsp chilly powder
  11. Adjust spice level accordingly
  12. Add 1 tsp coriander powder
  13. Add 1 tsp cumin powder
  14. Add salt if required
  15. Add cut drumstick
  16. Saute well in oil for 3-4 mins
  17. Once veg becomes tender or soft
  18. Add 1 glass water and cook. Check veg has cooked properly add water if needed. Once the gravy becomes thick switch off.
  19. Drumstick gravy is ready to serve with rice.
Recipe Notes

Important instructions to follow

  1. Cook veg properly otherwise the skin inside will not be tender enough to eat
  2. Add more tomatoes if you want more gravy
  3. Add chilly powder to overcome the sweet or sour taste of tomatoes
  4. Add salt in the beginning so that it gives taste to the veg


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