Spicy drumstick (Maskasangi sukke)

maskasangi sukke

Sukke(Konkani) translates to dry. Sukke is a type of dry sidedish with coconut. Some times, it has a coconut paste and sometimes it has grated coconut.

Maskasangi – drumstick sukke is a very simple and delicious dish. V’s grandmother shared this with me during my last India visit. I tried it with frozen drumsticks and it turned out delicious. Rice, a simple dal and this sidedish, you can literally get a delicious dinner on the table in no time. It tastes great when it is made quite spicy – since this dish gets some sweetness from onions, use a little more red chilli powder.

2 cups drumsticks
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tea spn red chilli powder
1 tbl spn grated fresh/frozen coconut
1/4 tamarind extract
A pinch turmeric

Heat oil and fry onion till it is translucent (do not brown the onions).
Add turmeric, red chilli powder.
Add the drumstick pieces, tamarind extract, salt, a little water(about 1-2 tbl spns). Cover and cook till done.
Now add the coconut and mix well, cook for 1-2mins.
Serve hot.

Serves : 2
Preparation time: 20mins

21 thoughts on “Spicy drumstick (Maskasangi sukke)”

  1. Can you please inform us American cooks what drumsticks are? I’ve seen many Indian recipes which call for drumsticks, but I have no idea what they are. In America, drumsticks refer to chicken legs.


    Shilpa: Sue, drumsticks are green vegetables. Check this for details.

  2. Can the tamarind extract be substituted?

    Shilpa: You can use some other souring agent like tomato, but taste will be different.

  3. Hi Shilpa,
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    Check my blog.

    Shilpa: Thanks Nivedita. Appreciate it.

  4. Hi Shilpa,

    I have been following your blog for a few months now. It was especially useful because I had these huge cravings during my pregnancy and didn’t know how to make them (like Biskoot Rotti 🙂 And I found the recipes on your blog. Just wanted to say thanks :)))

    And this dish my mom makes it with tomato and turns out equally yummy!

  5. I was bored of always making drumstick sambhar…thats the only one I knew to make with drumsticks. I will try this spicy dry dish for a change next time. Looks yummy!!

  6. hi shilpa,
    is there a link for previous entries in this blog as it was earlier. not able to find a link for “previous entries” as it was earlier in your blog. how to search for it? pls reply.

    Shilpa: There is Recent Posts on the right bar which is nothing but Previous entries.

  7. Hi Shilpa,

    I make the same way u did, i use Sakthi masala powder and cinnamon and cloves for seasoning.
    Sometimes I use frozen mixed vegetables. I like your website a lot. Thanks.

  8. i cook this without onion. will try this with onion tomorrow and will keep you posted.
    By the way I agree with Leena fresh ones will have to be partially boiled .

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