Last week, I was home on a Friday evening. Fridays at home = accompanying mom to the farmers’ market. The market’s live every Friday in Bhosale Nagar, Pune. You get to buy vegetables, fruit and other homemade products, directly from farmers or home business owners.
While we bought a lot of stuff, I decided to get some of the many drumsticks back to Mumbai with me to cook something with them. Some of you might wonder why drumsticks?! The answer is super simple: I love them. Even though when I was a kid, my mom tricked me in to eating them, saying they’d make me really tall and strong. Well, not sure if that worked.
But what I do know is that my HM’s Sour Drumstick and Potato curry, which I cooked for lunch, was yum.
What you need:
- 3 drumsticks
- 3 mid-sized potatoes
- 3 onions, chopped
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- Coriander bunch, chopped
- 3 green chillies, chopped
- Pinch of mustard seeds
- Pinch of cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon of garam masala
- 1 teaspoon of sambar powder
- 2 teaspoons of sliced ginger
- 4 garlic cloves
- 4 teaspoons of tamarind paste (or make it at home like I did)
- 2 teaspoons of cooking oil
- I didn’t have tamarind paste, so I soaked some in water and left it aside for half and hour. I then squeezed the soaked tamarind and put it through a sieve and, voila, tamarind paste!
- In a pressure cooker, I cooked the potatoes and drumsticks (each chopped 4 inches long)
- In a vessel, I added the cooking oil. Once heated, I added the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, a pinch of tumeric and hiing (asefoetida, hahaha). Stir, then add the diced onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies
- Once the mixture comes together and the onions look translucent, add the salt. After a couple of minutes, add the tomatoes, garam masala and sambar powder
- When the mixture looks like a nice paste (not a blender paste!), add the cooked drumstick and potatoes (chopped into big pieces). Stir.
- Here is when you add your tamarind paste ( this is optional, you could skip this). If you skip this, what you get is HM’s (non-sour) Drumstick and Potato Curry
- Let it simmer for 10 minutes. HM’s Sour Drumstick and Potato Curry is ready!