Drumstick is known for its iron content and it is believed to increase our overall libido and keeps us active all day. Here is the recipe with this nutritious vegetable that makes it rich in protein as we add dhal and fiber as we add coconut. Pepper and jeera is good for digestion. Let us see this recipe of Drumstick koottu.


  • Drumstick 5 nos
  • Moong dhal (Paasiparuppu) 1/2-1 cup
  • Urid dhal (Ulutthamparuppu) 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coconut grated 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili 3-4 numbers
  • Jeera (cumin) 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves


Cut drumsticks to 1.5 inch pieces and boil water and cook them. Keep aside. If water is excess put moong dhal in the same water and cook it until tender do not overcook or mash it.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and roast urid dhal, red chili, pepper, separately and grind along with coconut and jeera to a smooth paste.

Mix boiled drumstick, dhal, ground paste in a vessel. Add salt to taste and bring to boil. When all combines and boil remove from fire.

Heat a spoonful of coconut oil (best) or any other cooking oil and add mustard seeds to it, when it splutters add curry leaves and put this seasoning onto the koottu. Now delicious, tasty healthy murungakkai kootu is ready for you to eat. It goes well with thengai (coconut) thuvaiyal rice.

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