Drumstick Dry Masala

Masala Drumstick or Spicy Drumsticks is a  north indian recipe which can be cooked with simple ingredients and tastes awesome. Scientific named Moringa Oleifera, also known as Sahjan ki Phali in Hindi, or murungakkai down in southern part of India.You may have already heard it being added to sambhar. Below is my recipe for making Masala Drumstick.

These drumsticks are full of nutrients. Being particularly high in vitamin C, they are also a good source of dietary fiber, potassiummagnesium, and manganese.

An easy to make dish which goes perfectly well with Dal and rice and turns the regular meal into nothing less than fantastic.

Prepration time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serving: 4

Drumstick Masala
Drumstick Masala
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Masala Drumstick
Drumstick Dry Masala


  1. Fresh Drumsticks – 10
  2. Onion – 1 medium sized
  3. Grated Ginger – 1 teaspoon
  4. Green chilli – 2(finely chopped)
  5. Asafoetida – 1/3 teaspoon
  6. Cumin Seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per your taste
  8. Red Chilli powder – 1/3 teaspoon
  9. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 teaspoon
  11. Dried Mango Powder/Amchur – 1/2 teaspoon
  12. Garam Masala – 1/3 teaspoon
  13. Oil – 1 tablespoon


  1. First of all, Peel, rinse and chop the drumsticks into 3-4 inch pieces.
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Raw Drumsticks
Chopped Drumsticks
Chopped Drumstick


Chopped and washed drumstick

2. Take a Pan/Kadhai and put oil into it and keep it on medium flame. When oil is warm, add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add chopped onion and saute till its pinkish brown in colour.

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Frying Cumin
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Frying Onion for Drumstick Masala

3. Then add chopped green chillies and grated ginger and saute again for few seconds. Now add all the spices except garam masala and roast for a minute.

4. Add chopped drumsticks and mix well. Now add 4 tablespoon of water to it. Cover the pan with lid and keep the flame to low.

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5. Cook it for 10-12 minutes until they are tender and well cooked.

6. Open the lid and roast for 1 more minute. Add garam masala and switch off the flame.

7. Masala Drumstick is ready. Serve Hot and enjoy with Dal and rice of your choice or simply with phulka roti.

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Easy Drumstick Dry Masala

In case you like trying out offbeat recipes, why not try this Spring Onion Curry, or Mushroom Tikka Masala.

Key Notes:

  1. You can adjust spice level as per your taste.
  2. You can also add tomatoes to it. Chop 2 medium sized tomatoes and add to the mixture after roasting all the spices. Once tomatoes are soft and mushy then add chopped drumsticks and cook as given in recipe.
  3. Don’t add too much water while cooking drumstick and don’t overcook them otherwise they will be mushy.

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