Drumstick Raita I Nuggekai Pachadi

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Preparation Time : 30 min Cooking Time : 15 min Serves : 4

Drumstick Raita is a healthy side dish prepared with the boiled drumsticks, a comforting side dish made with simple ingredients. Drumstick is a protein-packed, vitamin-rich veggie. Every part of this tree is a nutritional powerhouse in itself. Do try this healthy and delicious side dish and I am sure you will like it. 

Ingredients:

Drumstick – 3 to 4 no’s

Mustard – 1/4 Tsp

Cumin – 1/4 Tsp

Urad dal – 1/4 tsp

Chana dal – 1/4 tsp

Green chili –  2 no’s chopped

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Asafoetida – 1 pinch optional

Ginger – 1/2 Tsp grated

Coconut – 1/4 cup

Coriander – small bunch chopped

Curd/yogurt – 200 ml

Salt to taste

Oil – 1 tbs

Method:

Cut Drumstick into lengthy pieces, boil it for 5 to 6 min.

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Take care not to cook until mushy. Once it is cooked remove and allow it to cool.

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When it is warm enough remove the seeds (optional) in it, discard the flesh of each veggie with a spoon or knife, then blend it to a coarse paste and keep ready.

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Keep all the ingredients handy. Heat a pan with oil, when it is hot sizzle mustard and cumin, then add chopped green chilies, grated ginger saute for few secs until you get a nice aroma and then add onion fry until it turns translucent.

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Now add Blended Drumstick mixture, mix it well add salt to taste. Turn off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool.

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Ensure the mixture is cooled completely then add curd, coconut, and coriander, Toss it well.

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Nutritious and Yummy Drumstick Pachadi is ready to Enjoy.

Note –

You can make use of residual Drumstick stock to make soups, rasam, sambar/ dal.

Adding onion in preparation is optional, it tastes good without onions too.

Add curd when the mixture becomes cool completely.

 

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