Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Drumstick/Murungai Potato Curry - A Healthy and Flavorful Delight

If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious meatless curry, look no further than the Drumstick/Murungai Potato Curry. Packed with essential nutrients and bursting with flavors, this dish is perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone seeking a wholesome meal. Curries are known for their health benefits, thanks to the powerful spices they contain, including chili powder, which aids digestion and provides relief from constipation and gas. In addition to the spices, the star of this recipe, the murungai (drumsticks) from the moringa tree boasts a host of health benefits, making this curry a true wellness wonder. As part of our Zen life, the drumsticks from Nava's Zen come from our own moringa tree. Let's delve into the recipe and explore its delightful taste and goodness.


¼ cup coconut oil

1 ½ tsp black cumin

Salt, to taste

Plain chili powder – adjust to your spice preference

1 large red onion – sliced or chopped

4 potatoes – peeled and sliced

5 Murungai/drumsticks – cut into 1 or ½ inch lengths, with the strings removed from the sides

2 tomatoes – chopped

Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves – as needed


Start by heating the coconut oil in a pan over medium heat.

Add the black cumin, sliced red onions, chopped tomatoes, and the desired amount of chili powder. Stir the ingredients together and allow them to cook for 3 to 4 minutes, releasing the delightful aroma of the spices.

Now, add the sliced potatoes and the cut drumsticks to the pan. Continue to stir the mixture, ensuring the vegetables are coated with the aromatic spices.

To create a thick and luscious gravy, pour water into the pan until you reach your desired consistency. The vegetables should be partially submerged in the liquid.

Lower the heat and let the curry simmer, allowing the drumsticks and potatoes to soften and soak up the flavors of the spices.

Once the vegetables have softened to perfection, add salt according to your taste preference and give it a good stir.

Turn off the heat, and for an added burst of flavor, sprinkle some dried fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi) over the curry.

In conclusion, the Drumstick/Murungai Potato Curry is a wholesome, meatless option that is both healthy and delicious. The blend of spices not only adds a burst of flavor but also contributes to your overall well-being. Drumsticks, known for their immune-boosting properties and bone health benefits, elevate this curry to a nutritious delight. Perfect to accompany rice or to dip bread into, this curry is a must-try for anyone seeking a satisfying and nutritious meal. So, go ahead and give this recipe a try - your taste buds and your body will thank you! 

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