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Delicious Drumstick And Potato Curry | Munga Aloo Recipe

Drumstick is a very flavorsome vegetable, it is used in several dishes in Indian Cuisine. The most popular dishes prepared with drumstick is Sambar. Drumstick or Murunga has a special place in South Indian cuisine. It is added to Sambar and in Coconut based curries too.

In northern India Drumstick is called Munga / Sehjan ki fali. The most popular dish made with Munga in northern India is Drumstick and Potato Curry. This is a gravy prepared in onion and tomato base with spices. The north Indian counterpart of Sambar is “Dal Munga” i.e drumsticks prepared in yellow lentils with tempering of aromatics and spices.

In summer raw mangoes are added in the ‘Drumstick Dal Recipe’.

The Drumstick curry can be relished with Fulka or boiled Rice.

How to choose good drumsticks for cooking?

Tender drumsticks taste better as compared to thicker ones.

For making sambar you must take thicker drumsticks and cut them into small pieces of about 2.5″

For making curry pick drumsticks that are thin (not too thin) and tender.

If the drumstick seems hollow from inside don’t take it, as it is very likely to be dried up from inside and it will taste like a piece of wooden stick.

Drumstick And Potato Curry Recipe | Indian Style Gravy

This is the most basic and probably the easiest drumstick curry recipe. the spices are basic and the ingredients are Indian pantry favorites. So if you have grabbed some fresh drumsticks, you can just hit the kitchen for making this scrumptious Munga Aaloo gravy.

Ingredients

Drumsticks 5

Potatoes 2 Large sized

Onions medium sized 3

Ginger Garlic Paste 4 tablespoons

Tomatoes 2 large sized

Green Chillies 2

Spices

Turmeric Powder 1 tsp

Red Chilly Powder 2 tsp

Coriander Powder 2 tsp

Cumin Powder 1 tsp

Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp

Oil 4 tbsp

Salt According to taste

Preparations Before Cooking drumstick and Potato

Peel and wash the drumsticks, cut into small pieces of 3 inches

Peel, wash and dice the potatoes

Wash and chop the Tomatoes

Grind the Onions to make paste

Method Step by Step

 

  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add  cumin seed let them crackle
  3. Add the onion paste and saute till golden brown
  4. When the onion are nicely fried add ginger garlic paste
  5. Stir and cook till the raw flavor of Ginger and Garlic is gone
  6. Bung in the powdered spices (turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chilly, garam masala and salt)
  7. Fry the spices for a minute and then put the chopped tomatoes
  8. Stir nicely and add half a cup of water
  9. Cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes in medium flame
  10. After 5 minutes the masala should separate from the oil and tomatoes should become soft and mix with the masala. If you feel the masala is still not cooked very well, cover and cook for some more time.
  11. Once the masala base of the curry is ready, bung in the drumsticks and potatoes
  12. saute the drumsticks and potatoes with the spice base till the oil separated and the moisture is gone
  13. Finally add 4 cups of water ad stir well
  14. Cover and cook in low heat for 20-25 minutes.
  15. After 25 minutes check the potatoes with a form. If they break your curry is ready.
  16. Garnish with fresh Cilantro

Serve this delectable Spicy Drumstick and Potato Curry with simple boiled rice and poppadom.

 

Karishma Schneider

Karishma loves everything that makes life simple and happier. Cooking is her stress buster as she loves to cook for her family and friends. She blogs at Nature's Best Home Remedies.. An entrepreneur by profession she is a doting homemaker and a curious learner.


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