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Murunga (Drumstick Curry)


Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 12 drumsticks, peeled and cut into 5 cm long pieces
  • 5 (250 g) onions, sliced
  • ghee for frying
  • 6 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 4 tbs (60 g) curry powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) thin coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • a few sprigs of curry leaves
  • a lemon sized ball of tamarind, soaked in water
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) thick coconut milk

Heat ghee in a pan and fry the onions and green chillies for four minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the tamarind and thick coconut milk. Cook on low heat till the murunga (drumsticks) are tender. Extract tamarind pulp and add to the curry. Simmer for five minutes. Add the thick coconut milk and bring it to a boil. For a variation, you can substitute drumsticks with beans, bitter gourd, snake gourd, brinjals or potatoes.

Nutritional Values (per portion)

Calories 464.1 kcal
Proteins 7.5g
Fat 33.7g
Minerals 3.6g
Fibre 8.0g
Carbohydrates 32.4g