Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DRUMSTICK FLOWERS RAITA / SWANJHRE JO RAITO


Swanjhro (drumstick flowers) is one of the edible flowers used in the Sindhi Cuisine. Surprisingly I have not come across any recipes with this flowers in any other cuisine though the drumstick leaves are used extensively in South India.
Apart from making curries we also make raita with swanjhro.
Here is the recipe.


Ingredients:
Swanjhro / drumstick flowers .... 100 gms (about 1and 1/2  cups)
Yogurt .......................... 1 cup
Yellow mustard seeds .. 1/2 tsp (crushed coarsely)
Pepper corns ............ few (crushed )
Salt .................... to taste.
White vinegar .... 1 tbsp


Method:

1. Pick out the stems from the flowers.







2. Boil water adding salt and little vinegar. Tip in the flowers.








3. Boil for about 5 minutes and drain the water.









4. Repeat the boiling process again with fresh water to remove the bitterness from the flowers.








5. Drain the flowers and set aside.









6. Allow them to cool.








7. In a bowl take the whisked yogurt and add the flowers, salt, crushed mustard seeds and black pepper. Mix well.







8. Serve as an accompaniment with your meals.

12 comments:

  1. Love this new recipe using drumstick flowers. Drumsticks are really healthy and in UK Moringa Teas becoming a hot favorite. You are lucky to get all fresh ingredients.

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    1. Yes Mina .. Moringa is becoming very popular abroad ..In South India they cook the leaves also. I must get some and try out some recipes.

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  2. I've never tried drumstick flowers. Intrigued to see what it tastes like!

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    1. The raita tastes so good.. you have to eat it to believe.. We also make sabzi with the flowers.

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  3. You always have such interesting recipes - recipes I have never heard of before!

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  4. I have not come across drumstick flowers any time and wish I could get it here. Would love to try this different recipe. I am intrigued as how it will taste.

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    1. It tastes really good Renu.Even in India they are seasonal. we get them only in winters.

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  5. I've yet to try making any dish with drumstick flowers. Drumstick flower raita looks so tempting and what a great way to enjoy the health benefits of the flowers.

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  6. I've never encountered drumstick flowers before. What a unique and interesting recipe. I would love to try it some day!

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    1. Thanks dear. Do make it when you find the flowers.

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