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munakkaya in english



Drumstick curry, also known as Munakkaya in India, is a traditional South Indian dish. Drumstick, which is known for its distinct taste, is a pod of the Moringa tree and is rich in many important nutrients, including vitamin C, iron, and calcium. The curry is made using drumstick pods, spices, and a mix of lentils. It is usually eaten with rice, and is considered a staple dish in many parts of South India. The curry is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

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drumsticks (munakkaya)

1 kg

mustard seeds

1 tablespoon

urad dal

1 tablespoon

channa dal

1 tablespoon

dry red chilli


turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 tablespoon

cumin powder

1 tablespoon

Salt to taste


2 tablespoon

tamarind juice

1/2 cup



Step 1:

Cut the drumsticks into 2-inch pieces and keep them aside.

Step 2:

In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, and dry red chilli.

Step 3:

Once the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the drumsticks to the pan.

Step 4:

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder. Mix well.

Step 5:

Cover the pan and cook on a low flame for 10 minutes.

Step 6:

Now, add tamarind juice and salt. Cover the pan and cook till the drumsticks are soft and tender.

Step 7:

Once done, remove from heat and serve the drumstick curry hot with rice.

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