Data’r Koura (lost recipe from Mymensingh, Bangladesh)

Data or Drumstick is a very popular Summer time vegetable enjoyed by Bengali households. Various dishes both vegetarian and non vegetarian is cooked with Data or Sajne Data. Special mention can be made of Shukto having Data. But today I want to share a lost recipe from Mymensingh, Bangladesh which is best enjoyed with steamed rice. Easy to make and Data should be thick ones and not the fresh ones. The Data which are few weeks old are best cooked this way #MadhubishsKitchen #DataKoura

Course – Main meal

Cuisine – Indian (Bengali)

Author – MadhubishsKitchen

Preparation time-10 mins, Cooking time-20 mins

Difficulty level – Easy


2-3 Sajne Data cut into 2” sizes

1 Red whole chilli

1/2 tsp nigella seeds

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder

3 tsp black mustard with 1 tsp coconut paste

2 Tbsp plus 2 Tbsp mustard oil



2-3 Green chillies


Wash the Data well and cut into 2” sizes, set aside. In a wok heat 2 Tbsp mustard oil and add red whole chilli and nigella seeds, when it splutters add Data and stir for 1 min, add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder and stir for 2-3 mins. Add little water and cover to cook. Add salt and sugar and stir for 1 min. Add the black mustard-coconut paste and stir well for 2-3 mins. Add sugar and mix well. Drizzle rest of the mustard oil, add green chillies and set aside. Enjoy a mouthwatering dish with steamed rice

Data’r Koura

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