28 DRUMSTICK SOUP

Drumstick / Murungakkai / Munakkaaya / Nuggekaayi / Sahjan Soup


A very healthy soup and perfect to have in this cold season.

Drumstick - 3 or 4
Garlic - 4 or 5 flakes
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper corns - few count
Small Onion - 4 or 5 ( can use 2 tbsp of chopped onions)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tsp


Wash and cut drumstick into finger long pieces. Add enough water and cook till soft on stove top or in a pressure cooker.

Once cooked remove the drumstick and squeeze out the pulp or use a spoon to scoop out the inner flesh. Next mash the fless or grind to paste. Save the water that has been used for cooking.


Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, pepper corn and curry leaves. Wait for few seconds and add finely chopped garlic or crushed garlic. Saute till light brown and then add onions. Fry till onions are pink. Finally pour the mashed or ground paste and the water that has been used for cooking drumstick. Also add salt and additional water if needed according to consistency needed.

Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.


Can also add any dhal water( or cook few tbsp of dhal with lots of water) and add to the soup for additional quantity and thickness.
Increase the amount of pepper if needed or add pepper powder at the end just before serving.

Optional can add one chopped tomato after frying onions or can add the same when cooking drumsticks.
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28 comments/Reactions:

Smitha said...

Miss the fresh drumsticks...the frozen are good substitute but they don't taste just as yummy...

the soup looks awesome and yummy...

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Pavithra said...

Exactly i second smitha.. I love both drumstick leaves soup and Drumstick soup.. antha bowla inga pass pannuga padma.

Priti said...

This is new to me and sounds yum...

swapna said...

very comforting...perfect for this weather!!

Priya said...

Wat a comforting soup, looks soo wonderful..

Panchpakwan said...

Wow nuggekai soup sounds delicious
Padma. Perfect for this gloomy weather.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious soup
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Kankana said...

Drumsticks are one of my fav...!!

divya said...

looks very tempting dear....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Soup with drumstick sounds interesting,should be very flavorful and yumm!

aipi said...

That's a very new n interesting recipe and it looks absolutely delicious..nice n hearty :)

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Prathima Rao/ Prats Corner said...

I make drumstick raita but never knew we could make soup from them....Awesome recipe!!!

elle pee said...

Padma, what is a durmstick? Celery?

Gorgeous pictures!

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hip pressure cooking
making pressure cooking hip, one recipe at a
time!

Rekha shoban said...

new to me....healthy one!!nice click!

Rekha shoban said...

new to me....healthy one!!nice click!

Archana said...

This way of making drumsticks is new to me. Will try it!

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking this delicious soup

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy soup dear! yummy too...

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy and refreshing soup

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy and refreshing soup

elaine_classen said...

I know nothing about Indian Foods or recipe ingredients, so when I found your dictionary, I thought to translate your ingredients and recipe names to English, so I could find the ingredients here in the middle of the United States, Kansas, that is.

I cannot translate your Hindi from the table, so I would like a little more help, if you can suggest another resource.

Thanks,
elaine_classen@yahoo.com
Dodge city, Kansas

Padma said...

Thanks everyone for your nice comments :)

Padma said...

Thanks Kankana, elle Pelle, Shanavi and Elaine for dropping by and leaving your comments :)

Padma said...

@ Elle Pelle - drumstick is a type of vegetable used for cooking , they are not celery. Will try to update with more details and pictures about drumstick and its nutritients.
Thanks
Padma

Padma said...

@ Elaine - thanks for dropping by. Are you looking for specific ingredients or the whole of the glossary part. Will try to update the glossary section soon, as it has been long since I have updated.
Thanks
Padma

Monet Dodhiya said...

Thnx padma...

Monet Dodhiya said...

Thnx padma...

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