Saturday, October 11, 2008

Muringakka , parippu thoran (Drumstick n dal)

Our mom used to make a lot of dishes with drumstick fairly often since we had a drumstick tree in our home. This was a favourite with all of us. Mom also used to make a exquisitely tasty things with the flowers from drumstick tree as well as the leaves.

Drumsticks - 2 (choose fleshy ones)
Thur dal - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cook the thur dal with water over 1/2 an inch over it's level. when the dal is half-cooked, add the drum sticks till everything is cooked through , add salt to taste and make sure the water is nearly gone.
Coarsely grind
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic cloves - 2 nos
green chillies - 2 nos
Add the ground coconut to the cooked drumstick and dal.
In a deep pan, heat 2 tsp oil , temper with
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp (I prefer a bit less)
Raw rice grains - 1 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 2 stems
mix well and serve hot.


  1. Thank you so much for your truly kind words!!! :-)

  2. Kalakki... i tried it,excellent.