drumstick recipe, drumstick curry recipe
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5 from 6 votes

Drumstick Curry

an easy and quick drumstick recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


grind to a smooth paste

  • 1 medium sized onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic, chopped

other ingredients for drumstick recipe

  • 4 to 5 medium drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon punjabi garam masala or regular garam masala
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 to 1.5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • few coriander leaves for garnish (cilantro leaves)



  • rinse, peel and chop the drumsticks into 3 to 4 inches pieces long.
  • make a smooth paste without adding any water from the onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic.

making drumstick curry

  • heat oil in a pan. crackle the cumin first. then add the ground paste.
  • be careful when adding the paste. it might splurge.
  • stir well and then add the turmeric, red chili powder and asafoetida.
  • saute stirring often till you see oil leaving the sides of the masala.
  • add the drumsticks and stir so that the masala coats them well.
  • pour water and season with salt. cover the pan and let the drumsticks cook till they become tender and well cooked. they should not break and become mushy.
  • lastly sprinkle garam masala and stir. garnish the drumstick gravy with coriander leaves.
  • serve drumstick curry with steamed rice or any khichdi.


  • you can adjust the spices as required.