Drumsticks pods and leaves are available all thoughout the year.
The pods are excellent cardio-protectors as they contain certain hypotensive compounds like thiocarbamate and isothiocyanate glycosides which help to lower blood pressure along with potassium. The fiber in the pods helps to lower cholesterol and prevent arterial clogs, thus reducing incidence of heart attacks and stroke
In south india it is very common to make dishes with drumstick, this curry is a flavorful combination of drumstick and cashew. It has a mild creamy flavor and the drumstick curry is a excellent accompaniment to rice.I am sure you will enjoy it
- 5 drumsticks chopped at 4 inch length
- 2 cups sliced onions
- 2 cup diced tomatoes
- 8 cashew nuts
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/2 inch ginger
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tbsp cummin powder
- 1/4 tsp turmertic powder
- chilly powder to taste
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp oil
Boil the chopped drumsticks for 10 min in a microwave with enough water that it may all just float and keep aside and dont discard the water.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the onions and cashewnuts and fry till onions become translucent
Add garlic ginger and fry for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and let it cook till it becomes soft.
Let the above mixture cool and then grind it to a smooth paste.
Heat another 1 tbsp in the same pan, added this grinded mixture and all the above mentioned powders , stir nicely.
Then add the drumsticks and stir nicely, add the drumstick water and let it cook for another 10 minutes in a low flame. Check the consistently and add little water if required. Serve hot with rice