Muringa Pulissery/ Drumstick Moru Curry


3 drumsticks/ muringa
1 tomato, chopped
3 green chillies, slit
1 piece ginger, chopped
5 shallots, sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilli powder
1 cup yoghurt
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
2-3 dry red chillies
2 shallots, sliced
few curry leaves


  1. Cut drumsticks into pieces and cook it with chopped  tomato, 5 sliced shallots, green chillies, ginger, turmeric power and salt adding enough water.
  2. Grind grated coconut with cumin seeds, chilli powder and garlic to a smooth paste.
  3. Add this ground paste to cooked drumsticks, mix well and heat on low flame for few minutes.
  4. Add yoghurt and heat on low flame for 1-2 minutes. Don’t allow to boil.
  5. Heat little oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  6. Add 2 sliced shallots, dry red chillies and curry leaves and saute.
  7. Pour this seasoning over the curry and close with a lid…Serve with rice…

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