Muringakka Thakkali Theeyal [Drumsticks & Tomato in fried coconut paste]

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: medium
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  1. Drum stick  [muringakka] – 2 nos pealed and sliced
  2. Shallots[kunjulli]       – 1/2 cup ,cleaned and sliced
  3. Tomato     – 1 big
  4. Green chilly – 4 nos sliced
  5. Grated coconut – 11/2 cup
  6. Red chilly –  8 nos
  7. Coriander seeds – few
  8. Pepper  – few
  9. Turmeric powder – pinch
  10. Oil    – 1 table spoon
  11. Salt – for taste
  12. Curry leaves – few
  13. Water – as required                        


Put  ingredients 5 to 9 in a pan. Saute it continuously in low flame  till coconut turns brown. Remove from the flame. After cooling a bit, grind the mix with out water to a paste till the oil comes and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a chatty or thick bottom vessel, add mustard seeds. When it splits add sliced shallots, drum sticks,  green chilly and curry leaves. Saute well in low flame for few minutes and add the sliced tomato and salt ,Mix well and close the vessel with a lid.

After some time open the lid and add the coconut paste.Mix all together and add water and stir well. Close the vessel and allow to boil in medium heat. Then lower the flame for 8 to 10 minutes.The gravy becomes thick and oil comes out remove from the flame and add some curry leaves. Served with rice.


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