Drumstick Sabzi with Gram Flour

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 5 - long fleshy drumsticks
  • 1 - tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 - small capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 - ginger piece, grated
  • 2 stalks - curry leaves
  • 2 - green chillies, slit in half
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp - thick tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 cup - gram flour
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - coriander seeds (dhania) powder
  • 1/4 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 3-4 pinches - asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar and salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp each - cumin & mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp- oil

How to Make Drumstick Sabzi with Gram Flour

  • Clean, scrape and cut the drumsticks into finger-sized pieces.
  • Boil the pieces in 5 cups of water until tender and remove. Keep the water aside.
  • Open the drumstick fingers into vertical strips, usually 3 a piece.
  • Heat oil in a large heavy pan
  • Add cumin and mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add curry leaves, chillies, ginger and asafoetida and stir.
  • Add tomato, capsicum and the drumsticks and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add all the dry masalas, salt and sugar to the drained drumstick water.
  • Add gram flour, mix to a thin paste, adding more water if required. Stir so that no lumps are left.
  • Pour into the simmering drumsticks and stir well until it starts boiling.
  • Cover and simmer until the gravy becomes thick and bubbly.
  • When the oil starts separating, remove and pour into a serving dish. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with parathas or phulkas.