In my previous post of sauteed drumstick leaves (diabetic friendly recipe), I have mentioned the importance of drumstick leaves and its health benefits. Today, am sharing a very simple and delicious kerala style – drumstick leaves with tomato curry. Select tender leaves and do not overcook. Goes well with any type of rice.
Healthy and delicious drumstick leaves tomato curry; a great accompaniment with hot steamed rice.
prep time : 20 mins, cooking time : 15 mins, serves : 2-4, cuisine : kerala, author : gloria
1 cup drumstick leaves
3-4 green chillies (chopped)
¼ tsp black mustard seeds
1 dry red chilly
8 nos asian shallots or 4-5 nos European shallots (sliced)
1 large tomato (sliced)
½ tsp ground turmeric
less than ½ cup water
salt to taste
To ground together into a smooth paste* :
200 gms grated coconut
½ tsp cumin seeds
2 curry leaves
2 green chillies
Pluck the leaves from the stem and wash nicely thrice. Drain and squeeze out liquid; keep aside.
Take a pan and into a preheated oil, add dry red chilly (whole or broken in half) and mustard seeds; stir for few seconds.
Add the sliced shallots and green chillies; saute till it turns golden brown in colour. Tip in turmeric powder and give a stir.
Now, add the drumstick leaves and constantly fry till the water is completely evaporated.
Add the sliced tomato and the smooth paste*. Mix to incorporate everything together.
Into this, add water and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Season to taste.
Serve it with hot steamed rice.
My observations/notes :
– do not add too much water.