July 1, 2013

Masala Drumsticks (vegetable) (from cookbook)

Drumsticks are a healthy indian vegetable similar to celery.

Masala Drumsticks

Drumsticks are cooked till soft either in boiling water or covered in a pan. They are then briefly fried and seasoned with spice powders. Serve masala drumsticks with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.

Makes: 25 Pieces of Masala Drumsticks.

Ingredients:

Drumsticks 25 Pieces
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

If using fresh drumsticks, slightly peel and chop the drumsticks into around 3 inch long pieces.
Boil them in water till drumsticks are just soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the cooked drumsticks.
If using frozen drumsticks, wash them under water and add to the above pan and cook covered on low flame till drumsticks are cooked and change color.
Fry the drumsticks till they start to turn golden brown around the edges.
Stir in garam masala powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Remove from heat immediately and serve masala drumsticks with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure drumsticks are cooked well before adding the spice powders.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.

Other Names: Masala Drumsticks.

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