Most of my non-desi American friends know drumsticks as chicken legs. But in India the drumstick is a most inimitable vegetable, a pod grown on a small tree and an excellent source of meaty/umami flavors (Suresh taught me that). Too bad the only drumsticks we get in Portland are such poor quality, because in India they’re truly delicious.

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You have to peel off some of the stringy exterior of the drumsticks. The mis-en-place is minced onions and grated tomatoes.

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Combined with a little yogurt and some spices, the drumsticks lend their deep flavor to the dish.

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A simple meal and terrifically tasty.

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