Cheera Drumstick Aviyal

Red amaranth aviyal is a nutritious side dish made with red amaranth, drumstick and coconut paste.

Cooked amaranth leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, manganese, magnesium and iron. This leafy vegetable is also high in protein and dietary fiber. This is a main dish served in Kerala style Sadya.

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Cheera Drumstick Aviyal


4 persons

30 minutes

Items List

Name Quantity Image
Chopped Red Amaranth 4 cups
Drumstick 80g
Green chilli 2 nos
Tamarind water 2 ½ tb sp
Water 2 cups
Scraped coconut ¾ cup
Cumin seed 1 tsp
Salt Enough to taste
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Curry leaves 8 leaves
coconut oil 1½ tsp


Stage 1

Fine chop amaranth leaves and curry leaves. Clean and wash the drumsticks, and remove the ends and cut it into 3cm length pieces.

Stage 2

In a cooking bowl, add chopped red amaranth leaves, cut drumstick, 1.5 cups of water , 2 ½ table spoons of tamarind water, turmeric and salt. Let it cook for about 15 minutes in medium flame. Add water if required. Cook until drumstick becomes soft and tender.

Stage 3

Meanwhile crush the scraped coconut with 2 green chillies and cumin seeds and keep it aside.

Stage 4

When the drumsticks are cooked add the crushed coconut mixture and curry leaves to it.

Stage 5

Stir until the raw smell goes.

Transfer it to a serving dish (optional: pour coconut oil and mix well)


  • Tamarind water can be made by socking and squeezing out the juice of 2 nos of 2 seeded tamarind
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