Wednesday, May 17, 2006

"D" for "Drumstick Pickle"

Drumstick Pickle/Munagakaya Aaavakai
Drumstick is rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin A, is popular in curries, lentil, and vegetable dishes.Drumsticks used as a natural antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-tubercular, and externally for leg spasms.

Ingredients:
Drumsticks(Munagakayalu)- 5 no,cut into 2" size pieces
Fenugreek seeds - (Menthulu/Methi/Vendhiyam)- 1 tsp,
Mustard seeds - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2tspn
Dried Red Chillies - 12 no
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 3 pods,chopped into pieces
Green Chillies - 3,chopped
Sesame oil(Nuvvula nune/Til oil)- 2cups
Lemon juice - 2tspn
Salt to taste
Refined Oil for frying

Method:
Wash Drumsticks and wipe dry.Scrape the hard layer slightly, Cut into 2" sized pieces.Heat oil in a pan and steam drumstick pieces for 5 minutes covering with lid.Then add chopped garlic and stir for while and cover and cook for another 5 min and remove from the fire.Take another pan and fry Methi,Mustard seeds,Redchillies,Jeera one after one in 1 tspn of oil until they turn to light brown color and keep it aside.Grind all these spices(MMRC pwd) into a fine powder.Heat Sesame Oil(medium heat)in a pan add Garlic- Drumstick pieces,Groundingredients,Asafoetida,Turmeric,Salt,Lemon juice and Mix well and stir for 1 minute and remove from fire.
Pickle is ready to go into the bottle Sterilized jar filled with Pickle Transfer this to a sterilized glass bottle or an earthenware jar and close the lid tightly.Cover with a muslin cloth and keep it in a safe place .Stir the contents of the jar with a wodden ladle(Pickles should kept always away from moisture) for few days, at least once a day because all the spices will mix together with drumstick pieces and garlic,greenchilli pieces along with lemon juice and get marinated nicely.Garlic and green chillies will get nice taste after soaking with lemon juice along with spice mix.You can check for the taste and add oil,salt if neccessary.Rice mixed Munagakaya Pickle and Sago Vadiyams Pickle is ready to eat after 4 weeks.Mix with hot rice and enjoy the spicy,tangy pickle with Sago Vadiyams.
See here for Mango Pickle, Dosaaavakai ,Tomato Pickle and Amla Pickle.
Recipe Source:Amma

25 comments:

Inji Pennu said...

Drumstick pickle??? Now thats the first time I even heard about that.!Wow! Did you use fresh ones?

Inji Pennu said...

I liked your cute little yummy tag on the bottle. :-)

sudhav said...

vineela ur drumsticks looks too good and very yummy..im surly going to make them and store them..

Linda said...

Hi Vineela,

Thanks for visiting my blog - left you a comment there too. I love drumsticks, but does the outside soften up at all after pickling? I haven't tried homemade pickles yet.. might do so now. Also am going to try your pani pooris - wow do they look good!

Best wishes :)

Menu Today said...

Hi Vineela,
Wow!!!! Delicious and new recipe to me.

Tanuja said...

Hi vineela,

Thanks for adding my link for mango pickle:)

Meeru wadina mullakaayalu frozen va lekha fresh once aa vineela, maa variki ee pickle channa istum. India nunchi amma pampincharu adi ayipoyindi so should give a try.mee recipe bhaga nachindi naaku:)

Indira said...

Yum 0!.
Finally a recipe for this classic Andhra pickle. I've been buying the Priya drumstick pickle all these years, never tried making it at home.
I bet you made it with fresh ones, right? I'll prepare it in small batch with your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

indosungod said...

I have never tasted drumstick pickle before, this is one recipe I am carrying home on my India trip

RP said...

I have never heard about this pickle. Looks delicious.

Krithika said...

Drumstick pickle ! I've never heard of this before. Need to try this. Cute tag on your pickle bottle.

Shilpa said...

I never heard about drumstick pickle. Its a great thing that you come up with absolutely innovative recipes every time. Keep up the good work :).

BTW..I dont get drumsticks here :(. So i have to wait for some time to prepare this dish.
I recently tried your Tacos and they where Yummmmm. (Taco bell has lost a good customer because of you..hahaha)

Lakshmi said...

naku e pickle chala ishtamu, will try in India.
and Thanks Vineela, ya nenu chusenu Filo Sheets gurinchi

KrishnaArjuna said...

Drumstick pachadi Yumm!! Vineela, wow you are a woman of numerous talents aren't you? I could never push myself to make pickles(probably because I always have them in abundance in my freezer from my India trips and may be because I could never beat my mother in that). I have a couple of bottles of drumstick pickle sitting in my freezer, now I know what I want for dinner..

Nabeela said...

the bottle is sooo cute!! we recently bought drumstick pickle and everybody liked it soo much that we emptied the store of the pickle...and since its all gone now, I'm gonna make pickle from your recipe..thanks!

sailu said...

Great recipe, Vineela! That pickle bottle is so cute..:).
I have a question,Vineela...do we have to wait a whole 4 weeks to eat the pickle? I thought the waiting process is much less..

Cooking Theory said...

Wow..I love drumsticks, never heard of drumstick pickle though. I am going to try your recipe. Can this be done with frozen drumsticks that we get in Indian stores?

Sumitha said...

Never even imagined that we can pickle drumsticks!WOW!

LERA said...

Drumstick pickles! OMG ! never tasted...before ,looks yumm :)

Reshma said...

that is such a cute presentation , vineela!

archana said...

Wow, i have never heard of this, i will have to look around for some drumsticks now. Thank you for the recipe, that tag is soooooooo cute, and i liked the way you molded the rice.
Gooooooooood
Archana

Has to be me said...

Wow! Vineela. What a creative idea of doing a drumstick pickle. Wud love 2 taste it sometime. Looks good too.

Thanks a lot fr visiting my blog & ur kind words. Keep frequenting! :)

Ashwini said...

Wow. I didnt know we could make a drumstick pickle. V nice Vineela. And your tags say it all!! I am sure they are yummy :-)

Vineela said...

HILG,
i amde with fresh one .I think we can try with frozen after wiping with cloth and try to keep in small quantity.Thank you
Sudha - Try it you definetly like it.
Linda - thank you.Try pani pooris you will enjoy the taste.
Tanuja - Try it you both will love the taste.Frozen also you can use after wiping with cloth.Make sure you can try first in small batch.Thank you.

ISN,RP,Krithika - thank you very much.
Shilpa- thank you .Iam happy that you liked the tacos.
Lakshmi - thank you
Arjuna - This is first time i made pickle and iam happy it cam etasty.
Thankyou for your comments.
Nabeela ,cookingtheory try it you guys will definetly like it.Thank you.
Lera,Reshma,Menu Today - thank you.
Archana,Has to be me thank you .
Ashwini - Thank you.
In Andhra it is a favourite pickle after mango,lemon Ashwini
Sailu - thank you.Ya it has taken 1month to get marinated .So ,i daily used to check ,Sailu.
Now i can enjoy the taste.Thank you.
Indira - Thank You.
this is the first time i prepared pickle .So,i prepared in small quantity only.You try it definetly love the taste,Indira.

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Lalitha said...

I have been searching for this recipe for a long time. This does sound delicious:) and so authentically naadan.

My question is doesn't green chillies spoil the pickle? I have heard that is so. Is it ok to do without it and substitute red chillies?