Thursday, February 27, 2014

Murungaikkai Thokku / Drumstick Thokku

Thokku refers to very thick gravy in Tamil. This one is for those who love drumsticks.. I've seen people who avoid drumsticks just because they are lazy to eat it. I usually prepare this whenever i get very fresh drumsticks here. This thokku goes with everything; rice , idli or dosa. I like this with Idli. :-)


Drumsticks long 3
Tomatoes 3
Garlic 3
Onion - 1 or pearl onions few
Tamarind a small gooseberry size
Sambar Powder 2 tbsp
Pepper Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Hing a generous pinch

To temper:

Mustard Seeds
Urad Dhal
Fenugreek seeds
Curry leaves


Chop one tomato into very fine pieces. Puree the other two tomatoes. Chop onions and garlic into fine pieces. Cut drumsticks.

Extract tamarind pulp using 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water.

Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add mustard seeds. When they start popping up, add urad dhal, curry leaves, hing, turmeric powder and chopped garlic. When it turns slightly brown, add the fenugreek seeds and chopped onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent. Add chopped and pureed tomatoes. Fry till the oil leaves to the sides of the gravy. 

Now add chopped drumsticks, sambar powder and salt. Mix well. Allow cooking on a low flame for 8-10 minutes with stirring now and then. 

When it is about half cooked, add the tamarind extract and allow boiling until it reaches the desired consistency and done.

Serves: 2
Serve with Rice, Idli or Dosa.

Notes:  You can add brinjal to this thokku. If you like slightly sweet taste in the gravy, add little jaggery. If you wish to avoid sambar powder, you can use a combination of chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. 

This goes to Vegan Thursdays.


Unknown said...

Absolutely yummy and tasty ....!!

Unknown said...

wow very delicious and flavorful thokku :) yummy yummy recipe !! very tempting one dear.. loving it !!

Unknown said...

Wow, very new recipe for me. Never knew we could make a chutney out of it..
Nice pictures, very soothing and simple

Unknown said...

Drumsticks bring special flavor to the thokku :)very tasty dear :)

Priya Suresh said...

I can happily have this thokku with a bowl of rice and papads, delicious..

Priya Anandakumar said...

stunning,delicious, flavourful and awesome laxmi, I love drumsticks...

Unknown said...

luks delicious...

Unknown said...

Delicious thokku.. Love to try it some time.

Chitra said...

Interesting.will try sometime :)

Shobha said...

Looks yummm .. nice and tangy sabzi.

Unknown said...

It was really good, thank Yu ☺️ God Bless de work of yur hands☺️