drumstick and tomato curry

drumstick and tomato curry

Drumstick & Tomato Curry, Kerala style

Drumstick & Tomato Curry, Kerala style

Drumstick & Tomato Curry, Kerala style is an unique side dish, which is normally enjoyed with rice or chapathi (perfect with rice though!). Drumsticks and tomatoes are cooked in mild Kerala style fish curry masala mix and finished with tamarind. While you add the tamarind pulp, you need to be mindful the fact that the curry does not over sour in taste as the tomatoes in there gives sourness to the dish.

Drumstick leaves (drumstick is called Muringakka in Malayalam language) are superbly nutritious, very rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein and Potassium. Now you know why every house hold in Kerala has a drumstick tree.

Do try out this wonderful Drumstick & Tomato Curry, Kerala style recipe and let me know how it turned out for you.

Drumstick & Tomato Curry, Kerala style Recipe..


  • Drumstick – 250 gms
  • Tomatoes – 100 gms
  • vegetable oil- 1 Tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Onion – 2 medium, sliced
  • Grated coconut – 50 gms
  • Fenugreek – 1/2 Tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/2 Tsp
  • Chilly powder -1 Tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 /2 Tsp
  • Tamarind – 1 Tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  1. Peel and cut drumstick lengthwise. Cut tomatoes into quarters.
  2. Soak tamarind in luke warm water and remove the pulp.
  3. In a skillet, heat oil and fry curry leaves.
  4. Add sliced onion and cook until it’s translucent.
  5. Add drumstick and tomatoes, cook for a minute.
  6. Add water, bring to boil and then cook on a simmering heat.
  7. Grind together grated coconut, fenugreek, chilly powder, coriander powder.
  8. Add the coconut mix. Cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Add tamarind pulp and cook for another  2 more minutes.
  10. Adjust the seasoning.
  11. Serve hot with rice or chapathi.

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  1. I was thinking of making traditional “Muringakkai Manga curry” when I saw both drumstick and green mangoes sitting in the fridge.

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