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Spicy Drumstick Green Curry
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Spicy Drumstick Green Curry

Spicy Drumstick Green Curry is a most popular curry from Karnataka , it is a vegetarian version of a well known non-vegetarian curry but with lesser spices.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Karnataka
Keyword Curries, Drumstick, Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 162kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 500 grams Drumsticks
  • 1 no Onion medium size finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Mint leaves , chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil or Ghee /Clarified Butter
  • 1-2 no Green Cardamom, optional
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt as required

For Masala Paste

  • 1/3 cup Fresh Coconut
  • 1 no Onion
  • 6 no's Garlic Cloves Medium size
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 4 no's Green Chillies
  • 4 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 no Tomato
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera Seeds / Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 no Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1 no Green Cardamom pod


  • Add all the ingredients under Masala Paste into a mixer jar and blend into a smooth paste by adding very little water.
  • In a pressure cooker or deep pot , heat ghee/clarified butter ,oil , add cardamom pods , chopped mint leaves and chopped onions fry till onions turns translucent.
  • When Onions turns translucent ,add blended masala paste.
  • Sautee for 6-8 minutes , till raw smell of masala goes off and specks of oil is seen.
  • Now add in cleaned drumsticks and mix well and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add mixer/blender rinsed water about 1/2-3/4 cup.
  • Once it comes to bubble , add another 1 1/2 cup of water .
  • Add salt to taste as required.
  • Pressure cook for 1 whistle and immediately release the pressure manually. Alternatively you can cook in a deep vessel/pot and cover with a lid till drumsticks are cooked.
  • Open the lid , stir well and serve hot with ragi Mudde or Steamed Rice.



  1. If you don't have Fresh coconut ,soak dry coconut in warm water or warm milk and use it as required.
  2. You can even add 1/2 Tbsp of poppy seeds and 1 Tbsp of roasted bengal gram while grinding masala paste , it helps to thicken the curry .


Calories: 162kcal