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5 from 2 votes

Shengo Curry

Spiced coconut based curry made with drumsticks (moringa oleifera). Recipe from the goan cuisine.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: goan
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

Main ingredients

  • 200 grams Drumstick or 3 to 4 drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 cup Water Or add as required
  • Salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Chopped coriander leaves for garnish (optional)

For ground masala

  • ½ cup Tightly packed grated coconut
  • 2 to 3 Small to medium sized garlic - chopped
  • 4 to 5 Black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 to 3 Dry red chilies
  • ½ teaspoon Tightly packed tamarind
  • ½ tablespoon Chopped onion
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup Water for grinding

Instructions

  • Rinse, peel and chop the drumsticks into 4 to 5 inches pieces long.
  • Take all the ingredients for the ground masala paste in a grinder jar. Add ⅔ to ¾ cup water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 2 tbsp chopped onions. Saute the onion still translucent.
  • Then add the ground masala paste. On a low flame, stirring often saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped drumsticks.
  • Add 1 cup water or as required. Mix well. season with salt.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and simmer the curry till the drumsticks are cooked and softened.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes

  • If you want you can also add some potatoes in the curry.