Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Drumstick Flowers Buththi


  1. Fresh drumstick flowers : 1 cup
  2. Fresh coconut (1/2) grated
  3. Red long chillies : 6 ( shallow fried in oil)
  4. Seedless Tamarind : Marble size -made into pulp by soaking in water.
  5. Onions large : 2 numbers finely chopped
  6. Edible oil : 2 Tbsp
  7. Salt : 1 1/2 tsp

Sort and pluck the flowers and clean thoroughly and wash in water and drain in a colander.

Grind to a paste coconut, fried chillies and tamarind pulp.The paste should not be very smooth nor too coarse, say medium coarse. Cook the drumstick flowers in very little water till it is just cooked ( in a micro-oven, cook for 3 minutes in 1 Tbsp water in a glass bowl for 2 mins; at 600 watts setting)

Add the oil in a thick pan and when it is hot add the chopped onions and fry till transparent. Now add the masala , salt and mix well, next add the cooked flowers and mix well. Keep the stove on sim and cover and cook for 5 minutes taking care to stir now and then. The whole curry should be fried well on sim fire till slightly roasted. Remove and keep in serving dish.

Goes well as a side dish or can be had with rotis and chappathis.


LG said...

mammama, I have never cooked drumstick leaves flowers. I will looks for some to make this.

Lilly mammamma said...

There is a season when these flowers keep dropping.This is when you can collect and make the curry. Keep the insects out and clean thoroughly,needs lots of patience!Remember not over cook the flowers, the natural flavour will be lost.