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Drumsticks Palidoo

Updated on September 16, 2012


Drumsticks Palidoo
Drumsticks Palidoo


Drumsticks Palidoo

This is a dal or lentil preparation, quite popular amongst Bohras and is prepared almost everyday in Bohra kitchens for dinner. It is also on Menu list in Restaurants in Mumbai.

Ingredients :

1 cup lentils ( Tur dal )

2 tbspns Wheat flour

¼ tspn turmeric powder

1 tspn coriander seeds powder

1 tspn red chilli powder

10-12 seeds of fenugreek

1 tspn cumin seeds

1 tspn garlic paste

½ tspn ginger paste

1 tsp green chillies

1 medium sized tomato, chopped

2 drumsticks, peeled and cut into 3 inch pieces

1 tsp chopped coriander leaves

1 tspn dried tamarind

2 tbspn cooking oil

salt to taste


Method :

Wash the lentils, add 3 cups of water to it and cook them in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes after the first whistle. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add fenugreek and cumin seeds. When they splutter add ginger-garlic paste and fry it to a rich golden brown. Quickly add wheat flour, turmeric, coriander seed powder, and red chilli powder. Fry them on low heat with constant stirring till it gives out a rich smell of the fried masala. Quickly add the smoothened lentil and its stock. Add drumsticks, tomatoes, green chillies, and tamarind. Now add 2 1/2 glasses of water. Add salt to taste. Pressure cook for 10 minutes after first whistle.

Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves. Serve hot with khichari or baghara bhaat.

P.S.: In olden days I used to make Palidoo on an earthenware stove over coal. My mom-in-law taught me how to cook a Palidoo on stone coal earthenware stove. This type of cooking results in very tasty food by cooking it on very low heat over a long period of time. The original recipe is however the same.Nowadays in modern times we cook food on a gas stove and fast.


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    • lex123 profile image

      lex123 6 years ago

      I must try this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Dr.Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      You are welcome breakfastpop. Thanks for visiting and for leaving a comment.

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Sounds wonderful. I love trying new recipes, thanks so much.

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