Drumstick Tomato Curry (Munagakaya Tomato)

Recipe for Drumstick Tomato Curry

Drunstick & Tomato Curry. Picture copyright of Idlidosa’s blog

This is one of my favourite dishes. I love anything cooked with tomatoes and a little bit of masala. This dish is particularly easy to make once you’ve passed the step of chopping onions 😦

Preparation Time: 25-30 mins

Cuisine: Andhra

Ingridients:

  1. Drumsticks – 2 (cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces)
  2. Onions – 2 (Finely Chopped)
  3. Tomatoes – 3 (Finely Chopped)
  4. Water
  5. Green Chillies – 3 (Slit Length-wise)
  6. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp (optional)
  7. Gram Flour (Besan/Senaga Pindi) – 1 tsp
  8. Milk – 60 ml
  9. Turmeric Powder/Haldi/Pasupu – A Pinch
  10. Salt – To Taste
  11. Coriander for Garnishing

For Talimpu/Tadka/Seasoning:

  1. Oil – 3 tbsp 
  2. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Curry Leaves – 6
  5. Dry Red Chillies – 3
  6. Garlic pods – 2 (Peeled & Smashed)

Preparation:

Add 3 tbsp of oil to a pan and let it heat.

Then add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Later add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves and green chillies and fry.

Then add the finely chopped onions and fry on medium flame. Once they’ve reached golden brown in colour, add the smashed garlic pods and mix. Leave it for a couple of minutes.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and let them cook with mixing in between. You can add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste if you like a li’l kick in your curry.

Once the onions and tomatoes have blended well to form a gravy, mix gram flour in milk add it to the mixture. This will make the gravy even more viscous and the curry tastier.

Now add the chopped pieces of Drumsticks and let them cook in medium flame by adding required amount of water.

Once the drunsticks have become soft in texture, switch off and garnish with coriander.

Serve curry with Rice or Chapathis 😀

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Chicken Curry (Kodi Koora)

Sorry about the delay in posting these recipes. I had a lovely time preparing the dishes and gobbling them too 😉 Infact, I never liked cooking until I chance stumbled upon a few interesting blogs like Sailu’s Food and Talimpu (to name a few) which are also listed on my blogroll. So I thought..why not try? It’s all about enjoying what you do….it’s about ‘re-aligning’ your mind which says ‘I don’t like it’. Instead, ‘tune’ your brain to make it say ‘yes…I like it actually, I enjoy it’ and everything will be fine 🙂

So here goes…

Chicken Curry Recipe

Chicken Curry garnished with Coriander Leaves

This chicken curry is easy to prepare and does not require alot of chopping or grinding. My mom sent me home-made garam masala from India which makes it doubly-easy. There are many who prepare masalas at home just before cooking but I prefer storing my masalas in order to have less pots to wash up at the end 😉  

Preparation Time – upto 45 mins

Cuisine – Indian

Ingredients & Quantity for Curry:

  1. Chicken – 1 Kg (Washed and Cleaned) 
  2. Oil – 5 tbsp
  3. Onions – 2 large sized ones
  4. Tomatoes – 3 
  5. Green Chillies -4
  6. Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tbsp
  7. Cloves – 4
  8. Cinnamon Stick – 1 small piece
  9. Curry Leaves – 5-6
  10. Dry Red Chillies – 4
  11. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  12. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  13. Coriander for garnishing

Ingridients for Garam Masala Powder:

For people who are not as lazy as I am….Ingridients and Preparation method of Garam Masala can be found here. The only ingridient I would delete from the list is fennel seeds (saunf). But at the end of the day, it’s how you like your curry. I don’t like my curries to be sweet.

Preparation:

First, wash and clean chicken thoroughly. Add turmeric powder and leave it in a dish for a while.

In the meantime, chop onions lengthwise into thin pieces. Also slit four chillies length wise. Chop tomatoes into small pieces

Add oil to a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves and dry red chillies

Once fried, add the chopped onion and leave. Keep stirring so that they do not burn. Once they have reached golden brown in colour, add green chillies and tomatoes and mix well

Cover the pan and let it cook in medium flame & stir in between

Once the onions and tomatoes mix well to become a paste, add 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste and mix well

Now add your chicken pieces and mix. You may add a pinch of chilli powder now for colour and taste and mix

Leave chicken to cook under medium flame with mixing in between. You will not have to add any water as the water from the chicken should be enough to cook

After about 10 mins, add garam masala powder and mix

After 15 mins, check if chicken has cooked by tasting a piece. At this stage, add salt to taste and leave for 10 mins. Please make sure that you stir chicken in between while leaving it to cook.

Then switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.

Chicken Curry is ready to be served (Enthoo ruchigaramaina Kodi Koora thayaar!!) 😀

Jeera Rice and Tomato Rasam recipes will follow….