This name is all thanks to Ma's whacky sense of humour or creativity, whichever sounds better. There is this really nice dish she makes with drumsticks and peanuts -one of her specialities, and it was made again yesterday.
When I took pictures of it, I asked her what its called and she says 'drumsticks on earth' and when I gave her this questioning look, she said 'if you can have drums of heaven (an indian-chinese chicken starter), why not drumsticks on earth'. I gave her this real smirky shocked expression, but then she stuck to the name, so here it is - drumsticks on earth !!
She got this recipe from her mother-in-law, who got it from her neighbour.
Its got a lovely flavour of peanuts and tender drumsticks really lap up the spices and taste totally awesome.
It goes with dal, rice, or you can chew on some, when you just want to give your teeth some exercise...the drumsticks used in this were so tender, you could eat it all up, but I felt like too much of a cow to keep chewing on it endlessly, so had to give up after a point !
What you need -
6 tender drumsticks
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 tsp chilli powder
pinch of turmeric powder
1 tbsp powdered jaggery (optional)
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
small pinch of asafoetida
What you do with it -
Cut the drumsticks into 2" pieces and peel
Boil them with one cup of water, till just cooked
Make a coarse powder of the peanuts
Prepare a seasoning with cumin, mustard and asafoetida
Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, jaggery and the drumstick pieces
Sprinkle the roasted peanut powder on it and fry till its crisp