Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Drumstick flower Thoran

I have never been a big fan of drumstick. Everyone keeps telling me how good they are and that we must try to include it in our diet. I do try but I feel no matter how I cook it, it tastes raw. But its leaves. I love them! I love them in curries and also upperi's with coconut. It was a surprise when I first came to know its flowers could be consumed too. I have never had a flower before :)

Here are some health benefits of the drumstick plant...

I have only ever used the flower to make upperi...

What all you'll need:

  • Drumstick flowers 2 and half cups
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • 5-6 small onions
  • 2 green chillys
  • 3/4 cups grated coconut 
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil (I used coconut)

How to make:

  • Soak the flowers in salt water for some 10-15 minutes and then wash it clean.
  • Grind the small onions, green chillies and coconut.
  • Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds. when its done spluttering add in the curry leaves. Wait for a few seconds and then add the ground mix of coconut, green chilly and onion. 
  • Let that cook for a minute or 2 and then add in the flowers, salt and turmeric. Cook until done. 

It tasted like mushroom and also a bit like cabbage to me. If you havent ever tried it then its worth a go with all its health benefits, it can only do your body good :)


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