Drumstick / MURUNGAKKAI Chapees

Tasty and satisfying MURUNGAKKAI CHAPEES with simple ingredients and super taste.


Drumstick2 whole
Onion1 medium sized
Red chili powder2 tsp
Dry red chili1
Tomato2 medium sized
Mustard seeds1 tsp
Split Urad dal1 tsp
Oil1 tbsp
Hing / Asafoetida1 tsp
Curry Leavesfew
Coriander leavesfew
Salt to taste

Ground Paste

1. Grated Coconut ¼ cup
2. Fennel seeds 1 tsp


Cut drumstick into pieces each about 2 inches length.
Boil 2 cups water in a bowl, then add salt, turmeric and drumsticks.
Cook drumsticks until it is soft and keep aside with water.
1. Heat oil in a pan.
2. Add mustard seeds, split urad dal, dry red chili, curry leaves and hing, saute few seconds.
3. Then add chopped onion and add little salt and fry until it turns light golden colour.
4. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until it is mushy, then add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt.
5. Let the raw smell goes off. Now add the cooked drumstick along with the water which is used for cooking.
6. Let it boil for few seconds and add the grounded paste(coconut and fennel seeds).
7. Don’t add too much water, because this has to be thick semi gravy.
8. Mix well until combined. Cover the pan with lid and cook with low flame, so that the drumstick will absorb spice and salt. Check the salt and consistency.
9. Once the masala is cooked well, switch off the flame and transfer the gravy to another pot and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
10. Serve with Rice.


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