Friday, August 16, 2013

Drumstick Pulp Thokku/Murungakkai Thokku

Almost all parts of drumstick tree have medicinal value, their leaves are high in iron content and have many medicinal properties. This drumstick pods are used as vegetable in making curries or soups and they are very popular in Indian food. Two days back, i bought some super fresh drumsticks from Indian groceries and couldnt stop myself making an interesting dish with it. My kids dont like having drumsticks in their dal or gravies, obviously i'll remove the pulp from the pods and mix them with rice.

This time instead of adding drumsticks in dals, i tried my hands in making this interesting thokku aka masala with cooked drumstick pulp, trust me whoever dont like drumsticks will love this spicy,aromatic thokku with drumstick's pulp.You can serve this delicious thokku with rice, also as sides for rotis,pooris.Everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly this dish without any fuss and they couldnt even find the secret ingredient in this thokku, finally i revealed them and they were bit shocked. Seriously i'll recommand everyone to give a try to this drumstick pulp thokku atleast once and am sure it will definitely become your family favourite dish.Sending to Srivalli's Side Dish Mela..



6nos Drumsticks (tender & big ones)
2nos Onions (chopped finely)
1no Tomato (big & chopped)
1tsp Fennel seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
5nos Garlic cloves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Red chilly powder
Salt
Few curry leave
Chopped coriander leaves
Oil


Cut the drumsticks as one inch pieces, cook them with enough water until they gets cooked.

Drain the water and scoop out the pulp from the pods.

Heat oil in a pan,add the chopped onions and cook them until they turns transculent.

Meanwhile grind fennel seeds,cumin seeds, garlic cloves into bit coarse paste.

Now add the grounded paste,chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder to the onion, saute well.

Once the oil gets separates from the veggies, add the scooped pulps, red chilly powder, curry leaves and cook in lower flame for few minutes.

Close the pan with lid, put the stove in medium flame,cook until the oil get separates.

Finally add the chopped coriander leaves, put off the stove.

Serve with rice or rotis.

29 comments:

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Amma makes this often and i love it. missing her dishes

Niru said... Reply To This Comment

Very new to me....very nice

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

missing murungakkai here akka.the season gone.delicious

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

delicious thokku akka.missing drumstick now

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

My MIL makes this by scooping drumsticks. Loved your recipe. Thokku looks delicious.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy dish ! U need lot of patience for this.. Great !

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

almost 3 yrs did n`t seen dat yummy sticks..so nicely done di..lv share dis vth mom..
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Chandrani Banerjee said... Reply To This Comment

very new to me. Very healthy and yummy thokku.

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Something very new, you have a lot of patience collecting the pulp from the drum sticks :-)

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! Nice recipe Priya.. I'm craving for it now :-)

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

I ve seen this thokku in a few andhra homes. But somehow i dont have the patience to scoop drumsticks. Yumminess in that bowl

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

the thokku sounds yummy...! something new to me.

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

wow aks this is one of my favorite, my grandma used to make something similar with dal, i have been looking for that recipe... miss her this post makes me nostalgic

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

looks yum

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy thokku and very healthy, u made it just like my mom...

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe..new to me...looks yum...

Magees kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy thokku...

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

thats an very interesting way to make use of only the drumstick pulp:) As my h always insist me not to add murunkka in his lunch box bcoz he has to use his hands to eat them :P So i usually remove the pulp part and make sambhar and veggie for his lunch now i can try this and he will be happy about it :) thanks for sharing this delicious thokku aks :)

Swasthi Blank said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya! This thokku looks fabulous and tempting. must be flavorful and tasty.

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

MIL also makes this thokku ,but till now never know the recipe..It looks inviting,goes very well with dosa!!

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

My mom makes it this way,looks so yummy,love it

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

This is my favourite.. My mom used to make it often.. Love your preparation..

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

a different thokku ...superb will plan to make it once..

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting!

Authenticoriyafood said... Reply To This Comment

Wow....this is such an innovative dish....finger-licking!!

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative recipe, looks yummy

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

I haven't cooked this way so far.Having the pulp alone may tempt my child eat..Superb recipe !

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

that is nice way to eat the drumstick,,, Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
Sowmya

Shobana Vijay said... Reply To This Comment

Grinding garlic with spices is new to me.I usually saute them..anyways got to tyr for kids which will be easy for them to eat by themselves