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:

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

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  2. missing murungakkai here akka.the season gone.delicious

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  3. delicious thokku akka.missing drumstick now

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

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

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  6. almost 3 yrs did n`t seen dat yummy sticks..so nicely done di..lv share dis vth mom..
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  7. very new to me. Very healthy and yummy thokku.

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Innovative recipe, looks yummy

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

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

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  24. 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

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