Sanoli's Kitchen: SOJNE PHULER TORKARI (DRUMSTICK BLOSSOMS CURRY)

Friday, January 18, 2013

SOJNE PHULER TORKARI (DRUMSTICK BLOSSOMS CURRY)

This is a typically Bengali recipe made with the blossoms of Drumsticks Tree (Moringa oleifera), is a very beneficial tree and these flowers also are widely used for medicines. Those blossoms are edible when cooked and are said to taste like mushrooms. Try this simple Bengali delicacy and relish its flavorful heavenly taste.

INGREDIENTS:
2 Bunches of Drumstick Blossoms (Sojne Phul)
1 Medium Potato
A Handful of Green Peas (frozen)
1/2 of a Medium sized Eggplant
2 Green Chillies (chopped)
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/3 tsp Paach Phoron (mixture of fennel, cumin, mustard, carom and nigella seeds)
1 Medium Tomato (copped)
1/2 tsp Sugar (for flavor)
3 tbsps Mustard Oil (or any oil)
Salt to taste

METHOD:

Cut potato and egg plant in small cubes. Remove the hard part of the stem from the bunches of drumstick blossoms.

Heat oil in a wok. Add panch phoron and a pinch of asafoetida, following by potato, green chillies and eggplant in it. Fry for 3 minutes.

Add turmeric powder, tomatoes and salt in it. Fry for another 3 minutes.

Now add peas and drumsticks blossoms and very soft part of stem in it. Mix nicely. 
Add sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes on medium heat or till the gravy is almost dried up. Remove from heat.
Serve with steamed rice as a side dish.

24 comments:

  1. very different curry :) sounds interesting

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  2. Wow all your recipes are so different and very interesting :) Great going Sano :)

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    1. OMG ...this is not new to me ...Actually in north we say Sooyajne Ke Phool ... Drumstick Flowers...
      These are easily available in North Delhi ...I have not seen them in Bangalore...
      Wanted to post this recipe when I was in Delhi ...But missed the chance..
      You lucky gal ...Bazzi maar li :-)

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  4. Looks very different ,surely should try .

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  5. Interesting & delicious one..haven't tried this combination,sounds tasty:)
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  6. Delicious and healthy curry.. Very interesting too..

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  7. Drumstick blossoms are healthy,looks yum

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  8. Healthy and delicious curry..this is new to me.

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  9. healthy n delicious....looks yummy

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  10. wow...healthy n delicious recipe....very new to me... Sounds yummy!

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  11. Wow!! Nice sojne phuler torkari! I also like making it at home. Thanks for sharing this authentic Bengali recipe.

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  12. yummy and healthy recipe, bookmarked it.

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  13. i dont think i hv seen these flowers in mumbai

    thts why i was confused what it is
    i do use drumsticks though

    looks delicious dish

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  14. I use to get these in Pune, here am not sure :( lovely recipe have bookmarked it

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  15. you left me speechless with this recipe. i never knew that these blossoms can be used in cooking. thanks for sharing this post.

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  16. new to me ,
    very healthy recipe

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  17. Very interesting recipe dear. Love to do this but we dont get drumstick blossoms here.

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  18. I miss the durmstick blossoms, this curry looks delicious and easy to make Sanoli.

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  19. Looks tasty.... :-)

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  20. This is totally new to me and drumstick blossoms curry looks yummy.

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