Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Shengavani ~ Drumstick Curry With Gram Flour Dumplings

Drumstick are used in many dishes in our Kokan. But this is my most favorite curry. This recipe is originally made in CKP and Sonar community.

Ingredients :
  • Drumsticks- 4 to 5
  • Tamarind pulp- ½ tsp
  • Jaggery- ½ tsp or to taste
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing)- ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Homemade mix masala or malwani masala- 2  to 3 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt- to taste
For Gram Flour Dumplings:- 
For Coconut paste:-
  • Onion, chopped- 1 med
  • Garlic- 6 cloves
  • Dry coconut, grated-  ¼ cup
  • Oil- 2 tsp

Method :
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a wok, fry garlic and onion. Add coconut and roast till they become brown. Grind this into a fine paste.
  • Peel drumstick's skin properly cut into 3-4 inches pieces.
  • Dry roast besan till it gives nice aroma. 
  • Combine besan, garam masala, mix masala, salt and 2 tbsp coconut paste. Mix well, add little water if needed. Make dough not too tough like chapati dough or not too loose like idali batter. Keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan/wok. Add mustard seeds. After they splutter, add hing,turmeric and then add remaining coconut paste. 
  • Add mix masala and saute till it discharged oil from masala paste. 
  • Add the drumsticks to the mixture. Add some water and salt. Mix well and cover the pan with lid.
  • Let the drumsticks cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Turn the gas on high. Add dumplings like pakoda/bhaji in boiling curry.
  • Turn the gas on low again and cover the pan with lid. Let them cook.
  • When the drumsticks become tender enough, add tamarind, jaggery and hot water according to a consistency of curry what you like.
  • Cover it with a lid and let it cook for 10-15 more minutes or till dumplings cook well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or rice. 

  • You can use (1 tsp Red chilli powder + 1 tsp Goda Masala) instead of mix masala. 
  • You can omit dumplings, if you are in hurry. 
  • When this curry is made without drumsticks, then it is called as "Golewani".

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