Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mashinga Saang Randayi (Drumstick Curry) ~ Coconut Based

Mashinga Saang Randayi is a very flavorful coconut based curry. In Konkani, Mashinga Saang means drumstick. I got this recipe from my mother. She learnt this recipe from her sister. Whenever my father get drumsticks, she makes this curry most of the time. I love this curry and it goes very well with rice. The drumstick pieces are cooked initially and then simmered in coconut masala. Finally seasoned with roasted garlic. The garlic indeed makes this curry very tasty and flavorful.

I found fresh drumstick in Indian stores. I picked them right away thinking of this curry. The curry indeed made me nostalgic. Every bite brought back so many memories. Indeed food is one of the things which always connects me back home.

  • Drumstick, big sized - 3
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen - 3/4 cup
  • Roasted Dry Red Chilli - 4-5
  • Tamarind - A small piece
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Garlic pods - 6-7
  • Salt - To taste


Wash the drumsticks and cut them into 2- 2.5 inches long.

Then cook them in a pot containing water and salt, just enough to cook them (I added more water and later had to remove half of it).

While the drumstick is cooking, prepare the masala.
To make Masala - Grind grated coconut, roasted red chillies (just roast the dry red chilli in few drops of oil) and tamarind to get a fine paste. Add little water, which helps everything to come together.

When the drumstick are cooked (as it gets cooked, the color changes and it softens up. Just press with a spoon to check for doneness), add the ground masala.

Mix well and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, continue heating on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding water. The finally consistency should be medium thick. Once done, turn off the heat. Finally prepare the seasoning and mix it in the gravy.

For Seasoning - Heat oil. Once hot, add crushed whole garlic pods and fry them until they turn golden brown on all sides. Then turn off the heat and add it in the drumstick curry. Mix it well. Mashinga Saang Randayi is ready!!

Serve it along with rice and curd. Above measurement serves two people.