drumstick and tomato curry

drumstick and tomato curry

Drumstick and Tomato Curry, Kerala style

Drumstick and Tomato curry is a 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 – 250 gms
  • Tomatoes – 100 gms
  • vegetable oi – 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 anotherĀ  2 more minutes.
  10. Adjust the seasoning.
  11. Serve hot with rice or chapathi.


Bone Apetite & Happy Cooking!




  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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