Murungakkai Thoran /Drumstick dish | Side Dish For Rice

Murungai keerai thoran with step by step pictures and Video.

I learnt this recipe after marriage only from my MIL. In my in-laws house they  use to make aviyal as often and if they have many drumsticks left behind they will make this. Drumstick  is highly valued vegetable mainly for its antibacterial, medicinal and cleansing properties.  Almost each and every part of the drumstick tree like  roots, bark, fruits, leaves,  flowers even the gums are  useful to mankind.

Try this simple  and easy dish with drumstick and serve for rice.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time:15 mins
Recipe type: side dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author Babitha


  • Drumsticks-2
  • Grated coconut- 1\2 cup
  • Green chilies- 2 or 3
  • Jeera/cumin seeds- 1\2 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp.
  • Garlic pods- 2 (optional)
  • Salt to taste

To temper:

  • Oil
  • Mustard
  • curry leaves.


A quick video in Tamil


1. Clean the drumstick and into pieces,2 inch length.

2.With 3\4 to 1 cup water cook it.

3.Meanwhile grind coconut with green chilly,garlic pods,turmeric powder and jeera to a coarse texture.if needed just sprinkle very little water.

4.When the drumstick is almost cooked add the ground paste to it.Add salt to ur taste and mix well.Let it be in flame for 2-3 mins until the raw smell goes.

5.Then remove from flame and temper it with ingredients under "to temper".

Its will be a best combo with sambar or rasam and hot steamed rice.


1.If you don't like garlic flavor u can avoid it.I almost try use it all recipes because if its high medicinal values.


  1. Looks delicious and healthy

  2. We call this as thoran, my mom used to make this always. It must have tasted gr8.

  3. I love this dish


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