Arachuvitta drumstick leaf kuzhambu

Drumstick leaves arachuvitta kuzhambu (curry) is a traditional dish made by blending the masala fresh thereby making it so flavourful. Drumstick leaves are rich in iron and very healthy for all age groups. Whenever I go for grocery shopping, would search for drumstick leaves first then goes my eyes to rest of the veggies. With a single bunch of drumstick leaves, I could plan for the whole week so numerous dishes can be made using it. Whenever I had cold and cough my mom used to make this kuzhambu and it is so comforting one. This kuzhambu requires no tempering. So simple dish and healthiest one too. Aroma of coconut oil enriches the flavour and it tastes better than any other oil. Do try it for your family and stay healthy as always !

⏲️PREP TIME : 20 minutes

⏲️COOK TIME : 15 minutes

🥘CUISINE : Indian

🍲COURSE : sidedish

🍴YIELD : 6 servings


Drumstick leaves – 2 hands full

Shallots – 1/2 cup

Coconut (grated) – 3 tbsp

Garlic – 5 no.

Cumin – 1& 1/2 tsp

Pepper corn – 1&1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Coconut oil – 2tbsp + 1tsp


Wash the drumstick leaves, drain it and keep it aside.

In a small mixer jar blend cumin, pepper, Chilli powder, and coriander powder to a fine powder.

In a big mixer jar add the ground powder, coconut, shallots and garlic.

Blend it to a fine paste using little water

Heat 2tbsp coconut oil and add the ground paste .

Saute well until the raw smell goes off completely.

Now add 2 glasses of water, turmeric powder, salt and allow it to boil well.

Add in the drumstick leaves and give it only 3 boils.

Finally add a tsp of coconut oil and stop the flame.

Drumstick leaves curry is done.

Serve the curry with rice.


To retain the colour of the greens do not over cook the curry.

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