Nutritious Andhra Mulakkada Kura or Drumstick Curry
N is Nutritious.-BlogchtterA2Z2023. Today’s Nutritious Andhra Mulakkada Kura or Drumstick Curry Drumstick may sound strange to many of you. It is a typical Andhra recipe and made of drumsticks that grow in my garden. I served it to my American friend Jenna and when I mentioned drumsticks; she thought I was talking about chicken drumsticks!
Moringa oleifera, or drumstick tree, is native to the tropics and we grow it for its nutritious leaves and mineral-rich green fruit pods They are long and hang from the tree. It has a horseradish-like root and, hence; they know it in the west as the horseradish tree.
We dry, powder and store the mature leaves for quite a long time and we use them like dried fenugreek leaves or Kasuri methi., In curries or you can stir a spoon in buttermilk as I do. South Indians use it in sambar and make curries with it. I love to bite into the tender flesh in the pod and it becomes all the tastier as it soaks in the curry or sambar.
Nutritionally, drumstick pods and leaves are excellent sources of carotene, calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. The leaves, flowers and fruits of drumsticks which are used as vegetables have great nutritional value.
2 Drumsticks cut into 2″ pieces
1 Onion finely chopped
1 Large Tomato, finely chopped
½ cup milk
1 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
a sprig of Curry leaves
3/4 tsp Red chilli powder
a pinch of Turmeric powder
1 Red chilli
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
1-2 tbsp Oil
Heat oil in a pan and add the red chilli, now crackle the mustard seeds.
Add curry leaves and then add chopped onions and fry well until they turn pink.
Add the chopped drumsticks and simmer for 4-5 mins.
Now add chopped tomatoes and saute for another 2-3 mins until the tomatoes become mushy. Add a little water if the drumsticks are not done.
Next, add the turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Add ½ cup milk and cook it covered for 5-6 mins until the drumstick pieces are done.
Garnish with Coriander and serve hot with steamed Rice or even Roti.
This Nutritious Andhra Mulakkada Kura or Drumstick Curry is highly nutritious and should be on your menu, especially for kids who will like the idea of eating a drumstick as I did.
Another superfood is Moringa. The recipe for the moringa curry is here
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