How to make Drumstick Pickle -

A hot and spicy pickle.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Drumsticks (सेजन की फली), Sesame oil (til oil) (तिल का तेल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Drumstick Pickle

Drumstick Pickle Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Drumstick Pickle Recipe

  • Drumsticks cut into 1 ½ inch long pieces 1 kilogram

  • Sesame oil (til oil) 1 cup

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic, chopped 1/2 cup

  • Dried red chillies 10

  • Tamarind pulp 1/4 cup

  • Turmeric powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 3/4 cup


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of sesame oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Add drumstick pieces, stir, cover and cook low heat for five to seven minutes stirring in between. Remove the drumstick pieces.

Step 3

Heat the remaining sesame oil in the same pan.

Step 4

Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, garlic, red chillies, tamarind pulp, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Step 5

Add drumsticks and red chilli powder and cook till it thickens.

Step 6

Cool and store it in a dry glass jar.

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