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Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Brinjal Drumstick Masala

My 93rd recipe, “Brinjal Drumstick Masala”, one of my parents’ and RK’s favorite side.  When I grew up, for each festival my mom used to offer “Padayal” to God. Padayal is nothing but a vegetarian feast served on a banana leaf and offered to God. While cooking my mom never used to taste the food even to check for salt. But each and every time my mom used to nail it and the dishes would be perfectly seasoned and taste awesome.

Usually there would be a long list of items prepared on such days. While the menu usually varies based on the festival we are celebrating, there are 3 dishes which always find their place in the feast. One is the Okra Sambar which we have with the rice. The other 2 are sides to go along with the rice. Potato Masala and this spicy Brinjal Drumstick Masala. On such days, I used to be eagerly waiting for the prayer to complete soon, so that I can enjoy the feast happily 🙂

It is one of those things which I miss now-a-days after moving to the US and always keep longing for those wonderful days. And for folks who are now aware, Drumstick here does not refer to the ice cream variety or the chicken drumstick. Drumstick (aka, Moringa) is a vegetable popular in Southern Indian cuisine. It is very popular for its taste and health benefits, since it is a very good source of many essential vitamins and minerals.

brinjal drumstick masala

Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Brinjal Drumstick Masala

Revathi Palani
Brinjal Drumstick Masala is an easy and healthy South Indian side. Learn how to make Kathirikkai Murungakkai Masala which perfect with rice and gravy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Gravy
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Curry leaves - 5
  • Onion - 1 large Sliced
  • Tomato - 1 large Chopped
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp Adjust As needed
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 Tbsp
  • Brinjal - 6 medium Cut Lengthwise
  • Drumstick - 1 Cut into 2 inch length
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 1/2 tsp (or) Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp + Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp Optional

To temper

  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Broken urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Instructions
 

  • Heat a pan with oil, add the mustard and once it splutters, add the remaining ingredients listed under "To temper" in the given order. Once the broken urad dal starts to become golden brown, add the curry leaves, onion and saute until the onion turns translucent.

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  • Add the tomato, salt and give a quick stir. Add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the tomato turns mushy.

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  • Now add the brinjal, drumstick and stir until well mixed. Then add a cup of water along with the turmeric and sambar powder, mix well and cook covered in low-medium flame until the water has evaporated. The veggies would be almost done by now.

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  • Now increase the flame to medium-high and keep stirring continuously until the veggies are fully done. If needed, add oil at regular intervals. Turn off the flame and transfer to serving bowl.

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  • Enjoy hot as an side with rice or chapati.
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Notes | FAQ

- Stirring the veggies at high flame at the end is to give a nice flavor to the masala.
- When cooking at high flame, there are chances of burnt bottom. So add oil at regular intervals.
- Don't overcook the veggies. The brinjals will get mashed easily.
Recipe Rating




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Punam Paul

Wednesday 29th of August 2018

Most of my childhood memory includes getting yelled at by my mother, PunamPaul.Com and eat your veggies; but I used to pay no heed to it. However as time passes, most of us come around to eating vegetables as we are aware of the countless benefits they have for our health. Eggplant is especially one of the world's most nutrient dense vegetables rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin K, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus Anthocyanin pigments present in the eggplant skin lower weight and blood cholesterol and chlorogenic acid decrease low-density lipid (LDL) levels and also protect cells from damage caused by free radicals This eggplant recipe when I tried at home was not really appreciated by my family but it was really yummy too. Thanks for sharing this delicious preparation.

revifood

Thursday 13th of September 2018

thanks Punam, nice to hear.

Rachel

Friday 8th of June 2018

Sounds tasty. Shall be trying this. But don't you need some tamarind?

revifood

Friday 8th of June 2018

Sure it is tasty. Your wont need tamarind, Tomato will give the necessary tanginess.

Nitasha

Wednesday 31st of May 2017

Yummy and easy recipe !! Today morning I was looking for a easy recipe for drumsticks and brinjal, when I found this. Lucky me! Had a nice tiffin .My cooking got appreciated by my colleagues too. Thanks for the recipe.

revifood

Wednesday 31st of May 2017

Wow thats nice to hear Nitasha :-)

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