Drumstick Masala Recipe | Murungakkai Masala | Stir fry Recipes


Murungakkai masala recipe| Drumstick masala, recipe with step-by-step pictures, popular South Indian dry curry using drumstick pairs up well with plain rice, sambar rice and rasam. The flower, the leaves and the whole vegetable is edible. When you cook the whole vegetable by boiling in a curry, it remains particularly high in vitamin C. And also, it is a good source of potassium, dietary fiber and magnesium. The leaves can be used like any other green leaves (like spinach). usually in season times, we prefer sambar and sometimes it is added in aviyal too. This drumstick masala is another option. This is not only easy to make but flavourful too with the masalas blended with drumsticks and now this has become my keeper recipe for drumsticks. It goes well with sambar or any kuzhambu. Let’s see how to make this easy drumstick masala recipe.

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Drumstick Masala Recipe | Murungakkai Masala | Stir fry Recipes

Servings: 4


To prepare fresh coconut masala paste

To prepare Drumstick masala gravy

How to make Murungakkai Masala Recipe

  1. Heat the pressure pan with oil.

  2. Add sun dried onion seasoning ball (or you can add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds) and allow to splutter.

  3. Add finely chopped big onion and sauté for a minute.

  4. Add curry leaves and green chillies sauté until onion turn translucent.

  5. Add ginger garlic paste sauté till raw smell leaves.

  6. Add chopped tomatoes.

  7. Add salt to the masala.

  8. Sauté well until tomato get mushy.

  9. Add sambar powder.

  10. Add red chilli powder.

  11. Sauté well in medium flame till spices’ raw smell goes off.

  12. Add cut drumsticks and mix well till coated well with masala.

  13. Add water till cover the drumsticks.

  14. Pressure cooks it in medium flame for 1 whistle or in low-medium flame for 5 minutes.

  15. To prepare masala paste, in a mixie jar add grated coconut.

  16. Add small onions and Kashmiri red chillies.

  17. Add cumin seeds and poppy seeds.

  18. Grind them all in to thick smooth paste.

  19. After 5 minutes in low flame open the lid, drumsticks cooked nicely and not to mushy.

  20. Add freshly ground masala paste.

  21. Cook for another 5 minutes in medium flame till oil get separate from masala.

  22. Garnish with chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves.

  23. Yummy and flavorful drumstick masala is ready for serving.


  1. If you want more masala type, replace cumin seeds with fennel seeds. And add little garam masala in to it.
  1. Drumsticks takes time to cook. You can pressure cook it for a whistle and add it. But be sure that they don't become mushy.
  2. Finally, drumstick curry recipe tastes great when prepared with fresh drumsticks.
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