When drumsticks are in season or even otherwise when you get a lot of them – you can try out this very simple & easy to do yet so delicious upkari as a side dish with pejj or rice . We as kids used to love this when our Amma used to make it ..She used to make a simple non spicy and a spicy version of it – both of which I am posting here ! The star attraction for this is adding rice flour which give volume & an extra pep to this upkari !
- Drumsticks – 4 to 5
- Rice flour – 2 tbs
- Red Chilli – 1 or Red chilli powder – 1 tsp ( for the spicy version )
- Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Hing – a pinch for the spicy version
Peel the drumsticks partly, wash & and cut into pieces . Heat 1 tbsp oil , add the chilli and splutter the mustard seeds . Add enough water and the drumsticks to cook , Add salt and cook until almost done ,They should have just turned soft with shape intact (but not broken).
Now add the turmeric powder and the rice powder .
Mix well so that the powder has coated the drumsticks well , Add the remaining oil , stir gently , Cover and cook on sim for another one minute .
Enjoy with hot pejj or as a side dish with rice . Children will love this non spicy version very much !
Now for the spicier version – Add the chilli powder after you have spluttered the mustard seeds , you can add hing too for an extra zing , As earlier add the haldi and the rice powder when the drumstick has almost cooked .
Add the remaining oil and simmer for another one minute.
Enjoy this spicy version with pejj or rice !
Note :- You can add more of rice flour as per taste , As kids we used to love the flour part . so my Amma used to add a lot of it !