Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

Drumstick Masala Mulakkada Masala Recipe
I love Andhra cuisine as it's delicious and spicy just the way I like, I have always been surrounded with people whom belongs to Andhra so it's goes hand in hand for me to taste some very good and authentic Andhra food and this drumstick masala or mulakkada masala(kura) recipe is from Andhra.  My sister does this curry so well that it's always gets finished in no time, simple combination of ingredients makes this curry unbeatable so it's important to use good quality of chilli powder to make it spicy and to get nice red color, I used byadgi chilli powder.

Also use tender and fresh drumstick to get more flavorful and tasty curry, there are few ways of doing this curry and this being the most easy and simple.  I don't buy much drumsticks here as we always don't get nice and tender ones but whenever we get I end up making drumstick dal, a recipe from my in-laws place or some time sambar and it had been quite a while since I made this mulakkada masala as it got tamarind which makes me think a lot due to DH dislike for tamarind but to my surprise DH loved it, so my brother and from then I make this often now.

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

 If you look for something different from the usual drumstick affair then you should try this curry and I am very sure you will love this one too.  It goes perfectly with steamed rice along with some papad or fryums on side.

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

Author: Category: Main Course | Cuisine: South Indian - Andhra
Prep Time: 10 Mins | Cook Time: Total Time: 35 Mins
Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

Drumsticks - 3
Onion - 2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 large
Tamarind - Peas Size
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp 
Coriander Seeds Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated Dry Coconut - 3 tbsp [or use fresh or dessicated coconut]
Salt - To Taste [I add around 3/4 tsp]

For Tempering
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - Few
Minced Garlic - 1 tsp

Method:

1. Clean, wash and cut drumsticks in 2" long pieces. Soak tamarind in water for 10 minutes extract juice.

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

2. Peel and slice onion, chop tomatoes and keep aside.
3. In a pan or wok heat oil add mustard seeds, curry leaves, garlic and saute until garlic becomes golden brown.  Add drumstick pieces and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

4. Add onion and saute for 2 minutes or until it start to soften. 

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

5. 
Add tomatoes, red chilli, coriander and turmeric powders.Mix well and cook until tomatoes gets mashed.
Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

6. Add salt, tamarind extract, around 1.5 to 2 cups water and bring it to good boil, simmer in slow flame for 5 minutes.
Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

7. Add coconut, give a good stir and simmer again for 5 minutes or until gravy becomes thick and drumstick is well cooked, off flame and let the curry sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe


Serve hot with steamed rice or roti/paratha.

Drumstick Masala | Mulakkada Masala Recipe

Have a nice day.