12th December 2018

Drumsticks and Potatoes

The drumstick is generally used in the sambhar in the south of India. You can also enjoy the distinct bitter-sweet taste of the drumstick by preparing it the way this recipe will teach you. Although it is a bit cumbersome eating drumsticks, if you love food, you have to try it out this way. You can serve this dry preparation of drumsticks and potatoes as a side dish or with chapatis.

Serves: 4 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 10 Mins.

Cooking Time: 18 to 20 Mins.

Ingredients:

  • Drumsticks – 3 big
  • Potatoes – 3 small
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 2 small
  • Green Chillies (chopped) – 2
  • Coconut (grated) – 2 tbsp.
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp.
  • Hing [Asafoetida] – a pinch
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Salt – ¼ tsp.

Step 1:     Peel the drumsticks lightly and cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces and keep aside.

Step 2:     Peel the potatoes and cut into wedges. Keep aside immersed in salted water.

Step 3:     Heat the oil in a pan and add when hot, add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds start spluttering, add the green chillies, hing and sauté for a few seconds on low heat. Next add the onions and sauté till soft.

Step 4:     Add the turmeric to the pan and mix. Drain and add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes. Next add 50 ml water and cover and continue cooking on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 5:     Finally add the drumsticks and ¼ tsp. salt. Cook covered for a further 8 to 10 minutes till the drumsticks and potatoes are done. Switch off the heat and garnish with the grated coconut.

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