Murungakai/Drumstick - 2 nos
Chinna Vengayam/Small onions - 10 nos
Nalla Yennai/Gingely Oil - 4 tspns
Kadag/Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Kadalai Paruppu/Channa Dal - 1/2 tspn
Sambar Powder - 2 tspns(As per your taste)
Dhaniya Powder - 1/2 tspn
Vellam/Jaggery - a small piece
Manjal/Karuvepillai - few
Tamarind water - 3 cups
In a Kadai, heat oil, add mustard wait till it splutters. Then add kadalai paruppu and curry leaves.
Add onion and fry till its brown and transperant.
Add Drumsticks and tamarind water.
Add salt, turmeric and boil well till the raw smell goes.
Add masala powders and boil well.
It has to condense a bit and become thick.
Finally add jaggery and boil for 5 mins.
Serve hot with steamed rice and chapathi.
This recipe is going off to Vegetable Marathon - Drumstick by Sowjanya and Colour your Palate - A Visual Treat by Sanyukta.
Tip - If it becomes too watery,mix 1tspn of rice flour in 1/4 cup water, make a paste and add. This will make the dish slightly thick.