- 1 drumstick – cut into 1 ½ inch long pieces.
- 2 1/2 cups – chopped tomatoes
- 4 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
- 2 tsp – fenugreek seeds
- 1/4 tsp - turmeric
- 1 tsp – tamarind paste
- 1 sprig – curry leaves
- 1/4 tsp – mustard seeds
- 1 red chili
- 1/2 tsp – chana dal/yellow gram
- 1/2 tsp – urad dal/split black gram
- salt to taste
- oil as needed
South India is famous for a lot of things but one thing makes it unique is its culinary art. These states are also extremely famous for their pickles. If you ever visit Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which were one state before, you will find a variety of pickles made from fruits, vegetables, and even meat! Drumstick, also known as moringa, was quite unheard in most countries until the Indian texts surfaced, revealing its health benefits. Unlike other vegetables, drumsticks grow on a tree, and they are long, slender, cylindrical pods. Drumstick pickle is very easy to prepare and is the perfect combination for any rice meal.
Drumsticks or Moringa Oleifera is very nutritious, rich in antioxidants, may lower blood sugar levels, may reduce inflammation, and can also lower cholesterol.
Drumstick also has high levels of vitamin C, which helps in boosting the immune levels and eliminate the harmful free radicals from the body. Both leaves and pods are loaded with vitamin B complex (such as niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, and pyridoxine).
How to make Drumstick Pickle
Moringa grows in the wild or is cultivated in Central America and the Caribbean, northern countries of South America, Africa, Southeast Asia and various countries of Oceania.
Moringa derives from a Tamil word, murungai, meaning "twisted pod", alluding to the young fruit.(Wikipedia)