Jan 17, 2013

முருங்கைக்காய் அவியல் / Drumstick Avial / Drumstick with Spiced Coconut Masala

Its been a while since i posted, i was busy a little busy due to the festival season..This was my thala pongal, which is the first pongal after my marriage. So amma brought lots of utensils, veggies, different sorts of root vegetables, sugar cane and stuffs like that. I am having lots of veggies in my fridge, so you will find a lot more vegetarian recipes in my blog in the coming post..

Now everything is over and i getting back to business..

DRUMSTICK, If you have never heard about this vegetable, take a look at this. This is a fiberous veggies, when you cook it the inside flesh get sweet and succulent. You suck the flesh out and throw away the hard outer part. Amma cooks with this often, she throws it in pulikulambu, karakulambu, sambar and many other things. I use it very rarely. But amma bought a big bunch of this vegetable for pongal and i know i am gonna make some avial with it.

Couple days back i made avial with it and it turned out beautifully. I also made karunai kilangu(elephant foot yam) kulambu..It was so yummy..The lunch was filling and so traditional. I hope you will love this as much as i did and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves - 4 to 5


DrumStick / Murungaikai - 2 large cut into a finger length and slit lengthwise
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 3
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1tsp

For Tempering:
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Take drumstick, salt in a kadai. Add water to it. Cover the kadai and let it cook for 15 mins.

Take the grinding ingredients in a mixer and grind it to a slightly coarse paste by adding some water.

Now add this to the cooked drumstick and mix well. Let this simmer for 5 mins.

Now lets make the seasoning, heat coconut oil, add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and curry leaves in it. Let it sizzle for a min.

Pour this seasoning over the avial and mix well.

Serve with rice and any gravy.

Take all your ingredients
cut the drumstick and slit them lengthwise
Grinding ingredients
Take them in a blender
Make them into a coarse paste
Take drumstick in a kadai
add salt to it
add water to it...
cover with a lid and let them cook..
Cook till they are done..
add the grinding masala in
mix well
make tempering..
and pour that in..
Mix them..


  1. Wow tempting drumstick masala like it any form

  2. With loads of coconuts, omg love this dish..

  3. The side dish looks mouth watering. I am sure gonna try this out.

  4. Nice recipe Arthi..looks delicious!

  5. taste well with keerai masiyal and brinjal tomato masiyal

  6. I am from Sri Lanka and new to your blog. Made this dish. Came out very well. Thank you


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