Drumstick curry

This is my mother’s recipe and this is the way she makes drumstick curry often at home. It is delicious.


Cooking time: 25 – 30 mins

Serves 4 – 5 persons

Drumstick curry


  • Drumsticks – 2
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – ½
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprig
  • Curry powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind extract – ½ cup
  • Non-fat milk or coconut milk (for vegans) – 1 cup
  • Water – ½ cup


  1. Cut the drumsticks into 2 inch pieces and clean by scraping lightly the skin.
  2. Deep fry drumstick pieces, till they are lightly browned.
  3. In a pan, heat a little oil and sauté the fenugreek seeds, onions and curry leaves.
  4. Add the fried drumstick pieces and mix well.
  5. Add the tamarind extract, non-fat milk or coconut milk and water, along with the curry powder and salt, to the pan.
  6. Cover and cook on medium heat for around 15 mins.
  7. Taste for salt and then increase heat and cook further for about 5 mins.
  8. Remove from heat and serve with hot rice or stringhoppers.

Recipe source: Raji Thillainathan.


2 thoughts on “Drumstick curry

    • Yes, drumstick curries remind me very much of home. Hope you enjoy it too, Aruna, and do post your feedback after you try this recipe as well.

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