Murrugaka Aloo Curry / Drumstick Aloo curry

Murrugaka has a very unique taste . Addition of it in any gravy makes it taste special. I love murrugaka in sambar ,theeyal and avial. Mom  used  to  make murrugaka thoran too. Its a very popular vegetable in Kerala and is grown in most of the homes. Mom uses leaves and flowers for cooking too .She says its very good for you .Murragaka ella teega archa curry is my all time favorite.

Here a slightly north indian style use of murrugaka.

Aloo/Potato - 2  yukon gold , each cut into 4 pieces
Murrugaka/Drumstick - 1 , cut into 2 inch pieces
Onion - 1/2 cup , chopped fine
Tomato - 1/2 cup , chopped fine
Ginger Garlic Paste -  1/2 tsp
Chilli Pw - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Pw -  1/2 tsp
Turmeric Pw - 1/8 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste.

  1. Heat oil and ginger garlic paste cook for a 30 seconds.
  2. Add onion and cook till golden.
  3. Add tumeric, chilli , coriander, and garam masala powder and mix well.
  4. Add tomato and cook till tomato is done and oils starts to separate.
  5. Add  aloo and  murrugaka pieces and salt and mix well.
  6. Cover and cook for another two  minutes.
  7. Add water , cover  and cook again on medium flame.
  8. Cook till aloo and  murrugakka is tender.
  9. Serve with rice or roti and enjoy.


  1. drumstick n potato is my favorite combination ...curry looks delicious

  2. never tried this combo..both are fav to me..Looks yummy

  3. Looks so delicious and making me hungry....

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  5. Hi Nisha, may I have the murunggaka curry some??? U r just tempting me early morning...hehehe! :D

  6. My mom make some awesome drumstick kadhi. This one is also one of her pet drumstick dishes as its one of her favorite.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Always my favorite combo..looks delicious

  8. Dumstick with potato curry is my fav,enjoy eating with rasam,looks delicious.

    Pushpa @

  9. This drumstick curry combination is new to me...looks very yummy Nisha

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. very new and tempting gravy with drumstick. Always make sambar out this. looks delicious

  11. My favourite combo,makes me hungry..

  12. This is an unbeatable combo! I have some drum sticks lying around. Will try this way for sure :)

  13. Potato and drumstick combination is new to me. I usually add them to sambar and once in a while just drumstick curry.

    Looks awesome!

  14. never tried this combo..will try someday..

  15. Interesting combo and recipe..Looks yum!!

  16. Thanks for visiting my space Nisha!! The gravy looks so yummy!! And the combination of porato and drumsticks is really interesting

  17. Thats a beautiful click nisha, looks delicious as well

  18. A delicious combo! The curry looks so tempting.

  19. thats sounds to have with some hot rice...

  20. Rocking combo nisha..looks tempting!!

  21. hmm,nice combo dear sure it will taste very good.Nice curry sure taste good with hot white rice.

  22. Hi,
    Simple and yummy curry...Just joined in...