Drumstick thokku is a simple and tastier one. Do you have drumstick? Do you have onion, tomatoes? You are set. This recipe is made with very less ingredients. You can make at very less time. If you try this once, I'm sure you will try it again and again. I make these in batches.
It goes well either with South Indian curd rice or with North Indian chapati. If you have drumstick tree at home, you can enjoy this all the day during season. When they are tangy and spicy, they are wonderful. So I add some more purée to my taste. Of course, it's my preference, you can have your own version as well.
Drumstick Thokku | Murungakai Thokku
Drumstick - 5
Big Onion - 2
Tamarind extract - 1 tsp
Tomato purée - 3 tsp (or more)
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a generous pinch
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Gingelly Oil / Nallenai - 2 tblspn
Cut drumsticks into long pieces and cook in boiling water for 5 mins or until it becomes soft.
Once cooled down, scoop out the flesh of drumstick with a spoon.
Finely chop the onions and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it starts to crackle, add big onion.
When onion becomes translucent, add red chilli powder, turmeric, asafoetida and sauté for a min.
Add the tamarind extract, tomato purée and scooped out pulp. Mix well.
Add more tomato purée if required. Add the salt and sauté for 2 mins and remove from flame.
Serve with chapati, curd rice.
- You can add fenugreek powder at the end.
- It can be refrigerated for 1 week.
- I used store bought tomato purée, you can add ground tomato also.
|Keep all your ingredients ready
|Blanch drumstick in boiling water for 5 to 10 mins with little salt. When it becomes soft, remove from flame
|Scoop out the flush with the help of a spoon
|Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds
|When mustard starts to splutter, add chopped onion and saute well
|When it becomes translucent, add chilli powder, turmeric and asafoetida
|Add in tamarind extract
|and tomato puree
|Then add the scooped out pulp and mix it well
|Add salt and mix them well
|Check for salt. If needed you can add more puree
|Transfer it to a serving bowl
|Drumstick thokku is ready!