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8 Nov 2010

Muringakka Chemmeen Curry / Prawns And Drumsticks Curry

When feeling tired, I would often think of buying some multivitamin tablets forgetting the fact that a very inexpensive natural multivitamin is available near to me! Yeah, we most ladies do the same. Keralites consume a lot from the drumstick tree, especially leaves, flowers and fruits, all are edible! You can make a curry or thoran (dry curry) using these parts of the tree. Adding prawns to drumsticks is not a new thing, this is an old type curry that grandmas cooked. I have already published another prawn curry with brinjal or bread fruit, check out that also.

Ingredients used,
Drumsticks or muringakka 3 no.
prawns cleaned 1 cup
green chillies 2
coconut grated 1 1/2 cups
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
red chilly powder 2 tsp
tamarind 1 lemon size

for seasoning,
mustard seeds 1 tsp
fenugreek seeds 1 pinch
small onions 4 chopped
curry leaves few
coconut oil

How to prepare,
Peel and chop drumsticks.
Grind coconut in enough water to make smooth solution.
Mix tamarind with little water and take the pulp.
Cook drumsticks in enough water to cover with salt, turmeric and chilly powders.
When half done, add the prawns.tamarind pulp,
Pour the blended coconut solution and mix well.
Allow to boil, remove from fire.
Check salt, add if needed.
Do the seasoning in coconut oil and pour it to the curry.


  1. thats a new combination.

    Shall try. Looks good!

    Thnx Seena.

  2. byt the way,

    i'm linking this blog to my link list. view . it'll be great if you link it back.

    thnx :)

  3. I've just died and gone to food heaven - coconut, drumsticks and shrimp. Ah, life is good! :)


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