Drumsticks are very good for health. This vegetable is sold in most asian stores and tho it might look a little daunting to make believe me its soo simple, delicious , low calorie and healthy,
The seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin C
I have written this recipe on request by my dear friend Rakhee Khiani whos daughter Geeta is also a real follower of mine.
Its not easy to get drumsticks where i live and i bought these from an indian grocery in Madrid.
How to cut and clean them? Its simple…just scrape them with a knife so that the outer layer peels off… its like peeling green beans… Cut the tips and then with your kitchen knife just peel the outer edge which is dark green. Cut it into one inch pieces and then proceed to cook. You can either parboil them and then cook them in a gravy or make a gravy and cook them in the gravy till done. I pressure cooked mine and it was made in a jiffy!
250 grams of chopped drumsticks
100 grams of chopped and peeled tomatoes
4-6 curry leaves
1 tablespoon of chopped ginger
1 tablespoon of chopped green chillies
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
2 tablespoons of cooking or olive oil
a pinch of turmeric powder
coriander leaves chopped fine
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt or to taste
Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds and then after 30 seconds add the chopped ginger and curry leaves.
Cook till the ginger is slightly pale golden taking care not to burn and add the chopped tomatoes and the turmeric powder.
Cook till the tomates have mashed up completely. Add the coriander leaves and green chillies and the chopped drumsticks.
Add the water and cover the pressure cooker and cook just till one whistle.
Open the cooker when the pressure has lowered.
Taste, check seasoning and serve.
This is a typical sindhi way of making drumsticks.. You can also add some potatoes if you wish…if you do please increase the amount of tomatoes n spices,.
This is a delicious way of cooking drumsticks with not too many spices.
If you dont have a pressure cooker you can make it in a normal pan. Just cook til the drumsticks are soft. You might need to add more water.
Delicious, healthy and low calorie!!