Jul 23, 2011

Drumsticks simmered with Milk ~ Mulakkadala Pala Kura

Drumstick is one pleasure vegetable that I have always missed in USA.  We used to get these fresh in 'Taj Groceries' sometimes (in DFW) but not that tender and good ones, and that too very expensive. So I always used to rely on the Frozen ones, but only used them in sambar as i don't like their slimy texture and taste. But now being here in India, and fresh and tender drumsticks are available all around me, I couldn't resist myself  from making this flavorful curry where the recipe comes right from my mom's kitchen. This is yet simple recipe, but the drumsticks make it much savory and flavorful, So Enjoy!

Drumsticks Curry - simmered with milk
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Drum Sticks - 2 long
White Onion - 1/2 medium
Green Chili  - 2 or 3
Milk - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 8
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilies - 2
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
salt - 1tsp
Cilantro -for garnish


  1. Take the Non Stick Pan ( or sauce pot) and heat the oil in it.
  2. Add the red chilies, followed by chana dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Once the Mustard seeds splutters add the curry leaves.
  3. Once the tempering is done, add the green chilies and onions. then add the turmeric powder.
  4. Saute the onions until the raw smell goes away and then add the drumsticks cuts ( cut into 2 inch bites).
  5. Add the salt and Close the lid and let the drumsticks cook for 5 to 8 minutes. ( time varies based on the tenderness of the drum sticks)
  6. Make sure the drumsticks becomes soft and curry comes thick and together and then add the milk.
  7. Let the milk mix into curry ( for 5 min) and close the lid and switch off the stove.
  8. After 10 min open the lid and serve into serving bowl and garnish with cilantro.
Serve over hot white rice and with some chips and dig into this yumminess with no late.

Drumsticks and Tomato Curry is another great combination. Drumsticks gives a new taste to Sambar always.
And if there any other combinations with drumsticks please let me know, would love to try them all. The tender drumstick leaves are very famous for their nutritional value and dal can be made with them.

I have sent this recipe to Jabeen's IftarNights Event.

Take Care until we meet again


  1. Love this addition to my drumsticks recipes. I make one often but to my horror I have never posted it. Will do so soon.

  2. Classic and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Delicious & creamy!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. new recipe ...never heard...but sounds yummm...

  5. Hey Mythreyi!!.this looks quite delicious..i 2 love drumsticks..but we dont get them here in Sweden :(.lovely blog..Glad to follow you

    Do visit my blog 2 :)..

  6. This sounds too good.. beautifully pictured..
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