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Drumstick Dal
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Drumstick Dal

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Goan, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Raksha Kamat


  • 2 drumsticks peeled and cut into 2 inch sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1 medium sized Tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera (Cumin seeds)
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 4 garlic pods chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • Few Coriander Leaves chopped for garnish
  • To taste Salt


  • Boil the drumsticks in a small utensil by adding 2 cups water. Keep it aside.
  • Wash the toor dal and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Take the pressure cooker pan and heat it. Add onion, tomato and toor dal along with 2 cups water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles or till dal is cooked. Switch off the gas and wait till pressure from cooker is released on its own.
  • Heat a kadai and add oil. After it gets heated add mustard seeds.
  • After mustard seeds flutter, add cumin seeds, asafeotida, dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry for few 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped garlic and sauté till raw smell of garlic goes away.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add boiled dal from the pressure cooker and mix.
  • Also take the boiled drumsticks and add them to the cooked dal and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot.