Drumsticks are rich sources of calcium and many other micronutrients, also packed with dietary fibre which helps with digestion.
Wash and soak 2 tbsp tur dal.
Boil the tur dal with a little turmeric and salt and keep aside.
Blanch 1 drumstick and keep aside.
For coconut paste,
In a blender, add 2 tbsp grated coconut, 2 tsp chopped onion, 1/2 tsp jeera and water as required.
Grind the mixture into a fine paste and keep aside.
For the dal,
In a thick bottom pan, add the boiled dal, 1/4th cup blended coconut paste and mix well.
Once mixed, add 1 blanched drumstick, 2 tsp chopped tomato, mix well, pour in a small bowl and keep aside.
In a another kadhai, heat 2 tsp oil.
Add 1/4th tsp rai, 4 curry leaves, 1/4th tsp chopped garlic, 1/4th tsp green chilli paste, 1/8th tsp hing and mix well.
Season with 1/4th tsp salt and mix.
Add the tempering to dal.
Serve hot with rice.