Murungakkai Puli Kulambu | Drumstick Tamarind Curry

My mum is here visiting us for a little holiday, and K has some requests for dishes that I never make LOL. This is one of them, he wanted me to blog about this because it will also be a reference for me if he asks me to cook this again. There are many types of Tamarind based curries, and this is just one of those.  This one is my mum’s recipe, its really easy and is bursting with flavour … absolutely yummy with some freshly made white rice

My mum is here visiting us for a little holiday, and K has some requests for dishes that I never make LOL. This is one of them, he wanted me to blog about this because it will also be a reference for me if he asks me to cook this again. There are many types of Tamarind based curries, and this is just one of those. This one is my mum's recipe, its really easy and is bursting with flavour ... absolutely yummy with some freshly made white rice

Summary

    Ingredients

    1 Onion sliced
    12 cloves garlic
    4 Tomatoes chopped
    3 green chillie
    2 tsps Chillie powder
    2 tsps Coriander Powder
    1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
    4 tbsps of thick tamarind juice (more or less depending on taste)
    1/2 tsp of Mustard seeds
    1 tsp of fenugreek
    1/2 tsp of cumin powder
    2 sprigs of curry leaves

    Steps

    1. Drumsticks – a whole packet of frozen drumstick (fresh is better, but it wasn’t sold here)
    2. Freshly chopped Coriander leaves for garnish
    3. 2 tbsp of coconut milk
    4. tbsps of Sesame Oil
    5. Add the mustard seeds to some heated sesame oil. When the mustard seeds start sputtering, add the fenugreek, onion, garlic, curry leaves and the green chillies
    6. After a couple of minutes, add the drumsticks. Saute for a few minutes and add the spice powders: turmeric, chillie and coriander powder. Give it a good stir and allow it to cook and let the spices cook and become fragrant
    7. Next add the tomatoes, and about 1/2 cup of water and let it cook. Once the drumsticks have cooked, add the tamarind juice
    8. Season with salt if needed, and reduce the heat to low. Add the coconut milk, the cumin powder, mix and remove from the heat.  Garnish with some coriander leaves
    9. Serve this along with some freshly made white rice

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