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September 18, 2013

MURUNGAKKAI PORICHA KUZHAMBU – DRUMSTICK PORICHA KULAMBU

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murungakkai poricha kuzhambu

Murungakkai poricha kuzhambu/ drumstick poricha kootu is one of the easiest and delicious gravy for rice which I learnt from my MIL.Whenever I feel lazy to cook, I make this drumtsick gravy alone for rice. I don’t make any poriyal or kootu.We have the drumstick itself as side dish. I just make a thogayal along with this gravy and we have a hearty meal with papad or vadam.

drumstick- poricha - kuzhambu


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Drumstick –2 nos
  • Moong dal – 1/4 cup
  • Sambar powder – 2 tsp
  • Tamarind – Small gooseberry size OR Tomato – 2 nos
  • Salt n water – as required
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tsp
To temper
  • Cooking oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Sambar onion- 15 nos(chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves – few

METHOD
  • Chop the drumstick pieces into finger size.Slit it half way through..
  • In a cooker base take the moong dal with required water.Add 1/4tsp of turmeric powder and a drop of oil.Take a small bowl that fits inside the cooker. In that bowl , put the chopped drumstick pieces.Add very little water (say 2 tbsp).The drumstick pieces gets cooked in the steam itself..Pressure cook for one whistle in low flame.( I use the same technique for cooking dal & vegetables for sambar. )
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  • Grind the coconut and rice four to a smooth paste adding required water.
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  • After the steam is released open the cooker , remove the drumstick bowl. Mash the dal well..
  • In a kadai , take the mashed moong dal , drumstick pieces ,sambar powder , tomato pieces or tamarind extract , salt and water.Allow it to boil for sometime..
  • Lastly add the ground coconut mixture.Mix well.Add little water and boil for some more time.
  • Temper the mustard seeds , urad dal , jeera , small onions and curry leaves. Saute the onions till golden brown.
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Tastes great when mixed with plain rice topped with ghee !!
drumstick- poricha - kuzhambu plate



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33 comments :

Unknown said...

One of my favorites. A comfort food with the aroma of drumstick is so good. Lovely snaps and the last one is just too good.

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

Thats a pretty good idea for boiling the dal as well as drumstick ! :) good one ! good clicks Too !

Aruna Manikandan said...

love it, simple and delicious sambar :)

Sona said...

Looks very delicious and inviting.

great-secret-of-life said...

nice flavourful sambar.. one of my fav...

jaya's recipes said...

Traditional recipe nice!

Priya Anandakumar said...

Very very flavourful and lovely poricha kuzhambu Chitra looks awesome...

Harini said...

Wow this looks so simple flavorful,

Nilu A said...

Great idea for boiling dal and drumsticks at the same time Chitra... Delicious and inviting kuzhambu :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and yummy recipe

Priya Suresh said...

Such a comforting food, very flavourful kuzhambu for the sure.

foodgalleri said...

Delicious and flavorful sambar! Presentation n clicks are good :)

Regards,
Bindu
http://indianrecipegalleri.blogspot.in/

Shree Kannepadi said...

I wish to grab that plate..
it looks super delicious..

Shree
http://easycooknbake.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/1-minute-coffee-mug-cake-1-minute-egg.html

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the drumstik dal looks yummy.Will try.

Unknown said...

flavorful drumstick kuzhambu....comforting food...

Unknown said...

LOoks yummy & delicious..

Vimitha Durai said...

Kulambhu looks so tempting

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

very yummy luking gravy n i love drumsticks very much...missing allot..

Divya Shivaraman said...

this is my very favorite curry...love with rice

divya said...

Makes me hungry, delicious curry...

Vikis Kitchen said...

This is not simple Chitra, looks heavenly for me. Yummy click !

Nava K said...

Drumsticks in sambar will never be out of my mind. I can have such a delicious dish all the time and still long for it.

Eat n Eat little More said...

The flavor that drumstick offers to any curry is awesome.. This looks perfect

Prashi said...

Tried the recipe....came out very well!! Thanks :-)

Chitra said...

Thank you :)

Unknown said...

Chittu everything which i am trying from your is awesome and hit. Really appreciating your patience and interest in this. Healthy home is happy home :-)

Chitra said...

Thank you so much dear :)

Unknown said...

Its awesome recipe. make it very easy and looks very nice. Really super Thanks

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot 😊

Unknown said...

Good idea to boil drumstick

Chitra said...

Thank you :)

Thamarai said...

is It enough to boil it for 5 to 10 min?

Chitra said...

Yes, after adding everything you can boil for 5 minutes OR till gravy comes to the right consistency.