Thursday, March 14, 2019

DRUMSTICK IGURU

DRUMSTICK IGURU

In the summer months, Drumsticks are one of the commonly available vegetables. In my house, we are all fond of drumsticks, which we call "Mashingasaang" in my mother tongue, Konkani. They are called Nuggekayi in Kannada, Muringakkai in Tamil, and Shevage in Marathi.

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with drumsticks such as Potato & Drumsticks Upkari,  Drumstick Tomato Curry, and Drumsticks Pithla.

Today's recipe is for a dish from Andhra cuisine. It is called Iguru and is a thick gravy usually served as an accompaniment for hot rice. This is adapted from the YouTube Video for Drumsticks Igru by Subbu's Kitchen.

We enjoyed this dish and I hope you will like it as much as we did.




Ingredients:-
  • Drumsticks, 2
  • Onions, finely chopped, 2
  • Green Chillies, slit, 2
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes, finely chopped, 2
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 2 tbsp
To Grind To A Paste:-
  • Poppy Seeds, (Khus Khus), 1/4 cup
  • Coriander Seeds, 2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Garlic Cloves, 6
Method:-

Wash and chop the drumsticks into 2 " pieces, peel them and keep aside. I prefer to peel them but you can use them without peeling them too.
In a mixer, grind together the poppy seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and garlic cloves adding water a little by little to a smooth paste. Keep aside
Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan and when it gets hot add the chopped onions and a little salt and saute for 4-5 minutes
Now add the drumstick pieces, slit green chillies and turmeric powder
Cover the pan and cook the drumsticks on low flame without adding any water ( the drumsticks and onions should get cooked in their own juices)
Stir occasionally and cook till the drumsticks get done
To this add the ground paste prepared earlier and mix well
Add the chilli powder, the finely chopped tomatoes, salt and mix well
Cook on medium flame till the tomatoes become soft and the raw smell of the ground paste goes
Cover and cook for another 10 minutes till the Iguru becomes thick
Add a little water to adjust the consistency 
Transfer to serving bowl and serve the Drumsticks Iguru with rice







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