Halwai May 17, 2022


• 3 Drumsticks (each approx 1.5 ft in length, outer layer scraped lightly, washed and cut into 2 and a half inch to 3 inch pieces)
• 2 onions, chopped
• 2 green chillies, chopped
• 1/2 inch – ginger, chopped fine
• 5 tbsp – hung curds (fresh thick curds strained in a clean cotton cloth to remove watery portion)
• A pinch of Turmeric
• Salt
• 10 Curry leaves
• 2 tsp – chopped, Coriander leaves
• 1/4 tsp – Jeera
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 2 tbsp – oil
• A big pinch of Garam Masala


  1. Heat oil add jeera, chillies, ginger and curry leaves
  2. Fry for a min, add chopped onion and fry for a min
  3. Add drumstick pieces, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and 30 ml of water
  4. Cover and let it simmer till the drumsticks are tender
  5. Now add curd, stir well and cook on low flame
  6. Stir the curry now and then till the curd is absorbed and grainy and the drumsticks are coated
  7. Sprinkle a pinch of garam masala and chopped coriander leaves, stir once and remove
  8. Serve as a side dish with plain rice/chapatti/puri.

Recipe courtesy of Uma Devi Ramachandra