Muringakka Mulakushyam /Drumstick Lentil Curry

Drumstick has always been my favourite vegetables since my childhood and no wonder how it is prepared, all at home including my kids, appreciate this vegetable very much.

Back home in Kerala this curry is referred as Mulakushyam or Moloshyam. It has different variations depending on the region, in some parts grounded coconut paste is not used, so you may skip or if you're like me, enjoy the curry with coconut then feel free to add :-)  

The combination of coconut and Toor Dal with power packed Drumstick is simple quick-to-make curry, with no spices at all and which may also be constituted as a main course to make a humble and so pleasing to the palate. Nutritionally, drumstick pods and leaves are of great value as sources of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Just few pieces of drumstick not only enhances the flavour but gives the much needed vitamins to the body. Serve it with plain steaming rice with drop of Ghee on the top to enjoy this curry straight from "God's Own Country"

Recipe for Muringakka Mulakushyam /Drumstick Lentil Curry

  Preparation Time : 15 minutes
  Cooking Time : 20 minutes
  Serves : 4-6

Ingredients :

Drumstick /Muringakka : 2 nos (cut into lengthwise)
Tomato : 1 no (cubed)
Toor Dal : 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1/4 tsp

Optional - For Grinding :
Grated Coconut : 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds  : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies : 2 nos (broken into 2)
Curry leaves  : 1sprig
Coconut oil : 2 tsp

Method of Preparation :

1. Pressure cook toor daal,when its done; remove from the fire and settle down the pressure and keep it aside.
2. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds with little water to a smooth paste and set it aside
3. In a pan, add the drumstick pieces, tomatoes, turmeric, red chilly powders, salt with enough water and bring to boil and cook till its done.
4. Add the cooked toor daal into it and bring to a boil.
5. Optional - Add the grounded coconut paste to the drumstick,dal mixture; mix well and allow to boil, adjust the salt and remove from the fire. (Note : If you wish, you can skip this step and proceed.)
6. Heat the coconut oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds,when its starts to pop add dry red chillies, curry leaves and saute for a minute.
7. Pour the seasoning to the curry and mix well.
8. Yummy Muringakka Mulakushyam /Drumstick curry is ready. Serve with hot rice and pour drop of ghee on top & enjoy!

Notes : 
Other vegetables you can use for this curry : Raw Green Plantains/Vazhakka, Yam/Chena, Cucumber/Vellarikka, Snake Gourd/Podalanga, Ash Gourd/Winter Melon/Kumbalanga,
Drum Sticks/Muringakkaya, Raw Jackfruit/Idi Chakka.

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  1. It looks lovely and delicious.

  2. wow dats my fav.....

  3. Super curry...its quick to make and is very delicious...

  4. yummy curry...perfect with rice...superb pics sangee!

  5. Looks yum ....and nice pics

  6. wow delicious and yummy curry,luks really tempting...

  7. this is one of my fav curry too. Too good with rice.

  8. a healthy curry...loved the bowl...
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  9. yummy yummy curry...

  10. kannur version is slightly different,we add onions in this and dont put is same :) Maybe next time i will try this one..

  11. Delicious and flavorful one. Nice clicks.

  12. Flavourful curry, simply inviting..

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