Drumsticks Curry

Drumstick curry recipe, side dish with roti and rice.

Course main
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 193 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 3 Drumsticks
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 small Tomatoes
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 4 Garlic Pods
  • 1/2 inch piece Ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 4-5 cups Water or as needed
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  1. Wash, peel and cut the drumsticks into 3-inch pieces.
  2. Finely chop the onions. Grind together the garlic pods, ginger, green chilli and the tomatoes.

  3. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on low heat. Add the chopped onions and let them cook until golden brown.

  4. Stir once in awhile so that they do not burn. After about 6 to 8 minutes, they will look nicely browned. 

  5. Now, add the ground tomatoes mixture. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes and then cover with a lid and let cook till the mixture leaves oil from the sides.

  6. Season with the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.

  7. Give a stir and toss in the drumsticks. Mix well so that they get coated with the gravy mixture.

  8. At this point, add the water as per the gravy consistency preferred. If serving with rice, more gravy is needed whereas, for serving with Roti, a thicker gravy is prepared.

  9. Check and adjust the seasonings. Put on the cooker lid and put the flame to high.

  10. Just as the first whistle is to go off, quickly shut off the flame else the drumsticks tend to become too soft and break.

  11. Let the pressure release on its own and then open the lid. Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.

  12. Serve hot with either rice or roti