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 hot 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. nigella seeds (kalonji)
- 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 nigella seeds. Sauté 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.