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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Kashundi - Shojne Data Chorchori (Mustard - Drumstick Curry - Bengali Style)

          Drumsticks are a powerhouse of nutrients like calcium, vitamins and iron. Hence they are recommended in any form. So here is a simple home made style drumstick curry in a mustard based sauce in a Bengali style. It is best relished, mixed with plain steamed rice to enjoy its true flavours.

          I have used the bottled kasundi paste, but you can go ahead and use freshly ground mustard paste. Make sure to soak the mustard seeds in water for a good 30 minutes, It can also be powdered and then mixed with required quantity of water.

  • 4-5 drumstick, cut into 2" pieces
  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil
  • 1 tsp. kalonji (nigella seeds)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. kasundi (mustard paste)
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, chopped

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with kalonji. Saute for a few seconds. Add the onion and fry till light brown.

          Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for few seconds. Now add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and the drumstick. Mix well and add 1 cup water.

          Cover and simmer till soft. Add the kasundi and coriander leaves and give it a mix. Serve with hot steamed rice.

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