Tomato and Drumstick curry

One thing , I haven’t used drumstick for this curry as its hard to find drumsticks in US , we do get the frozen one’s but I personal y does’t prefer using frozen veggie’s. Its always tomato and drumstick that we use to make this easy curry , which goes well with matta – rice – kerala rice I mean.
 A quick glance about kerala rice , its otherwise called matta rice , its brown in color and has a unique taste.Its unique due to its nutritional benefits too.But it takes little longer to get cooked , I use pressure cooker for cooking this matta rice , but in old days , our grandmother’s used to cook this rice in a ” Kalam ” a traditional  cooking pot in kerala . That is the first thing to do once they enter the kitchen in the morning. I  remember my aunt’s coming from the kitchen with a spoon of rice , which they take from the boiling pot , they take it to where ever my grand ma sits and ask her to check if the rice is cooked well or need more cooking. , she would rub the cooked rice with her fingers and give further instructions.

Cooked Matta Rice 
Now for the curry , this is a very easy dish , takes not more than 1/2an hour to make this one .
Main Ingredients 
Tomato 1 large or 2 small 
Drumstick 1 
Green chili’s 3-4 no’s 
Ginger      1 small piece 
Turmeric Powder 1/2 a tsp
salt to taste 
Curd  1 table spoon 
For grinding 
Coconut shredded – 1/2 cup or less 
Cumin seeds (Jerraa ) – 1/2 tsp 
For seasoning 
Shallots 3-4 no’s
Dry Red chili 2no’s
Curry Leaves 
Chili powder 1/2 a tsp
Cook all the main ingredients ,leaving the curd , in a pot , for 10 mints when it starts to boil 
Add the ground coconut and jeera/cumin paste to it and lower the heat, stir well and switch off the heat
Add 1 table spoon of curd and mix well.
Heat oil in an other pan and add all the ingredients under  seasoning , to it
Pour it over the curry and serve with matta rice 
Not everyone would like this rice as its  little heavy or filling  for those who are not used to it.
Cheers
TN

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