How to make Malvani Drumstick

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Drumsticks (सेजन की फली), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Malvani Drumstick

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Malvani Drumstick Recipe

  • Drumsticks 5-6

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 2 teaspoons

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Scraped coconut 1/2 cup

  • Mustard seeds

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic cloves 6

  • Kokum petals 4


Step 1

Trim the ends of drumsticks and cut into finger size sticks. Scrape with the back of a knife. Boil in 5-6 cups salted water. Cover.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick pan and add oil.

Step 3

Dry roast cloves, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, dried red chillies and coconut.

Step 4

Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and half of the onions to oil in pan. Let these cook.

Step 5

Grind roasted coconut mixture along with ginger, garlic and remaining onions into a fine paste. Add ¼ cup water and grind again.

Step 6

Add drumsticks to onions in pan along with its cooking liquor.

Step 7

Add ground paste and mix. Add kokum, cook on medium heat.

Step 8

Add salt. Mix again and cook till soft.

Step 9

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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