Spiced coconut based curry made with drumsticks (moringa oleifera). Recipe from the Goan cuisine.
drumstick or 3 to 4 drumsticks
or add as required
salt as required
1 to 2
chopped coriander leaves for garnish
for ground masala
tightly packed grated coconut
2 to 3
small to medium sized garlic
4 to 5
2 to 3
dry red chilies
tightly packed tamarind
⅔ to ¾
water for grinding
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.
If you want you can also add some potatoes in the curry.
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