In summer we get lot of drumsticks and raw mango,ripen mango and the house will be filled with the aroma of dishes with these veggies.As we have both the trees in our garden back in India,my mom makes drumstick and mango sambhar or this pirattal often in season.
Pirattal is kind of curry can be made with or without coconut paste which goes very well with rasam and curd rice or it can be mixed with the white rice.Either way it tastes good,back in India its a seasonal veggie but here in US its available throughout the year in the frozen aisle.Here fresh drumstick is a rare vegetable and its very expensive in season itself,so always use the frozen one.But nothing beats the flavor and the taste of fresh drumstick.Here is the recipe................................
|Small round brinjal(Sliced lengthwise)||5-6nos.|
|Drumstick/murungaikkai(2 inch pieces)||15-17nos.|
|Onion(finely chopped)||2nos.(medium size)|
|Tomato(finely chopped)||1no.(large size)|
|Red chilly powder/milagai podi||1/2tsp|
|Curry leaves(chopped)||2 sprigs|
Heat the pan with oil and crackle the fennel seeds,follows onion and curry leaves,saute it for a minute then add the sliced garlic.Fry it till it becomes golden then add the tomato and cook it till mushy.
Pirattal is ready.
- If you want to use coconut pate add it along with the sambhar powder,just 2 tbs of the paste would be enough for this given amount.
- Add 2 tsp of oil if the curry is dry and gets stick to the pan.
- If frozen drumsticks are used then half cook it in the microwave or boiling water with a pinch of salt.