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Murungapoo Mulakushyam ~ Drumstick Flower Coconut Curry

Medium spice curry with Drumstick flowers and coconut
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 People
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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Main ingredients

  • 1 Cup Drumstick flowers
  • 1 Cup Toor dal - Cooked and mashed
  • 1 Tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder

To Grind

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut grated
  • 2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 5 Nos Shallots
  • 1 Tsp Corriander seeds


  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 No Red chilli broken - Optional
  • 5-6 no shallots - chopped
  • 1 spring curry leaves


  • Grind together coconut, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and shallots. grind it to a fine paste and keep it ready
  • Heat a earthen pot or a thick pan, drop in drumstick flowers,cooked dal ,prepared coconut paste, turmeric powder,chilli powder, water enough for the flowers to cook well, salt to taste and mix well. 
  • Close and cook for 15 to 20 minutes in medium heat until the flowers are cooked well
  • now, lets prepare the seasoning for the curry. heat coconut oil in a tadka pan, crackle mustard seeds, add cumin seeds,chopped shallots, curry leaves and salt for frying.fry until the shallots turn slightly brown.
  • add this seasoning to the curry, mix well. switch off, close and let it sit for 5 minutes for the flavours of tadka/seasoning to get to the curry. serve hot with rice!


Check for the spice and if less, add a red chilli while seasoning the curry