Curry of Drumstick | Vegan | Delicious Sweet Aroma

Curry of Drumsticks – Vegetarian

Drumsticks are not the easiest vegetable to find, and once you find it the next question is what do you do with it. They are long, rod shaped veggies that hang of drumstick trees called Moringa tree.

Drumstick on tree | Delicious Sweet Aroma Recipes

The flesh of these drumsticks impart a great flavor to the dish. They are commonly used in curries or sambar (veg-based stew) in South-India. The leaves of tender drumsticks are used for garnish as well.

Before you start preparing this recipe make sure you have all the ingredients for the vegetable curry paste. You can also prepare without the split pigeon peas like my other recipe here >> Curry with Green Bean.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes



Drumsticks – 2 or 3

Toor daal /Tuvar dhal / Split pigeon peas – 1/4 cup



Vegetable curry paste: Anti-clockwise

Kashmiri red chilies – 3

Small Onion – 1, roughly chopped

Garlic cloves – 2

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Fenugreek seeds/Methi – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds/jeera – 1 tsp


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How to peel/cut the drumsticks?

+ Cut the drumsticks into sections of  2 inch length

+ Scrape some portions of the skin with a small knife but remember not to remove all skin. Some prefer not peeling them as it gets a bit messy if overcooked.

+Rinse in water. Now its ready to cook.


1. Add the toor daal in a slow cooker or pressure cooker with 1 cup of water and 1/4 tsp salt. If your using a pressure cooker take 2 whistles and turn off heat.

toor daal or tuvar dhal for veg curry | Vegan recipe

Meantime prepare the vegetable curry paste. Note that the more grated coconut you add the more masala paste you get to make a thicker gravy.

Veg Masala Curry Paste | Delicious Sweet Aroma

2. You can either use the same vessel or transfer the contents of the cooker into a medium container along with its liquid. To this, add the prepared curry paste  with salt and 1. 5 cups of water depending on you required consistency of thickness. Bring it to a boil.

Check for salt. Add the drumsticks

Curry Recipe | Drumstick | Delicious Sweet Aroma, Vegan

3. Cook for 15 minutes on medium-high. One of the simplest and easiest curry one can prepare.

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Storage tips:

Additional paste can be stored in a sealed container in the freezer. Stick a label to identify and its ready for next time.


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