How to make Gravied Drumsticks -

Drumsticks in flavourful coconut gravy – excellent with plain rice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Drumsticks (सेजन की फली), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Gravied Drumsticks

Gravied Drumsticks Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Gravied Drumsticks Recipe

  • Drumsticks 2 inch pieces 4 medium

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Coriander seeds 1/2 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 3-4

  • Garlic 2-3 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Oil 2 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Dry roast scraped coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies for two to three minutes or till they emit a nice aroma. When cool, grind along with garlic and ginger to a smooth paste using water as needed.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When they begin to change colour, add asafoetida, ground coconut masala paste and turmeric powder. Cook on low heat, stirring continuously, for two to three minutes or till oil surfaces on top.

Step 3

Add two cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add drumsticks and salt and cover and cook on low heat for ten to fifteen minutes or till done. Add tamarind pulp, stir and continue to cook for another minute. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.