Friday, February 19, 2016

Stuffed Masala Drumsticks

Drumsticks (also known as Shing or Moringa), are a simple and easy vegetable to prepare and eat. It can be paired with rice and lentils/dal. In my family, we traditionally eat it with chaptiwala rotla/ jada rotla/ khoba roti, which is a thick flour flatbread inlaid with a pattern. A drumstick pairs well with this dish and is a healthy addition.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serving: 4

  • 8 drumsticks
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Approximately 1/2 cup water
  1. In a bowl, mix the coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt together to create the stuffing masala.
  2. Rinse, peel, and chop the drumsticks into 3 to 4 inch pieces.
  3. Make a slit lengthwise in each piece and stuff the pieces with the masala. Keep any leftover masala on the side.
  4. Heat oil in a vessel or a pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. Add a pinch of asafoetida,once the seeds start to crackle.
  5. Add all of the drumsticks, stir and spread them around the vessel to create a single layer. Add water and cover the vessel with a lid.
  6. After five minutes turn the drumsticks over, add all remaining leftover masala and cook well until they become tender.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with dal & rice or with chaptiwala rotla.

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