Murungakkai Erra

Murungakkai is the Tamil word for Drumsticks. Erra is prawns.

This is an all time favorite combination in my house. Very easy to cook and tastes awesome.

You need:

  • 3 Drumsticks, peeled and cut into three inch long pieces.
  • 200 grams of cleaned and de-veined prawns.
  • One medium size onion, chopped.
  • Two tomatoes, chopped.
  • A teaspoon of red chilly powder.
  • A teaspoon or a little more of coriander powder.
  • A pinch or two of turmeric.
  • Two tablespoons of coconut milk.
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginger-Garlic Paste.

Use a pressure pan. Heat oil. Saute the onions. When they have softened, add the ginger garlic paste. Sprinkle turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Mix well and cook till the raw edge of the chilly powder is gone. Add the tomatoes. Sprinkle salt. Cook till oil starts to separate. Add the coriander powder and prawns. Now you must work a little fast. Mix well. Add the coconut milk and combine everything till its all one uniform color. Add the drumsticks. Drizzle a little water. Pressure cook for exactly one whistle.

As soon as the whistling starts. Switch off the stove. Let it cool on its own.

It should ideally have the right consistency. But there is a possibility depending on the freshness of the drumsticks that you have a little excess moisture. Use high heat for no more than 3-4 mins to dry it up.

Enjoy a very yummy side dish with roti’s or rice. Kids will love the juicy drumsticks.


Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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