Assamese Recipe: Drumsticks in Mustard Sauce | Sojinar Sorsori

Summer is here and though the season demands light gravies, one can not say know to the temptation of drumsticks in mustard sauce.  This is a quick and easy recipe which can not be cooked with simple ingredients. But before going to the recipe, let us know the health benefits of drumsticks.

Health Benefits of Drumsticks

  • Drumsticks are a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin C.
  • They give strong bones and cleanse the blood.
  • It is also good for gall bladder.
  • Drumsticks help to improve the immune and nervous system.

Ingredients of Drumsticks in Mustard Sauce

As I said earlier, this is a simple recipe using minimal ingredients. To cook the drumsticks in mustard sauce, you need only drumsticks, mustard paste, and crushed garlic. As an ardent potato lover, I add potato chunks in it too which gives it some sweet flavor but can be toned down by using lots of green chilies. Here is the recipe.

In Assamese cuisine, the dishes cooked with mustard sauce are called sorsori. Hence, drumsticks in mustard sauce are called sojinar sorsori. Here is the recipe.

Assamese Recipe of Drumsticks in Mustard Sauce


Drumsticks in Mustard Sauce
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. Drumsticks, cut into pieces
  2. 2 potatoes, cut in long slices
  3. 2 tablespoon mustard paste
  4. 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  5. Green chilies (optional)
  6. Salt, mustard oil and turmeric powder
  1. Heat oil in a kadahi.
  2. Add the onions and fry till they turn golden brown.
  3. Add the vegetables, salt, turmeric and saute well.
  4. Lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes coverd with lid.
  5. Stir and cover the kadahi and cook for another 5 munutes.
  6. Once you start to stir, increase the heat and rigorously stir for another two minutes.
  7. Add the mustard paste and crushed garlic and stir.
  8. Add one glass of water and cover with the lid.
  9. Cook till the vegeatbles are cooked and you reach the required consistency.
  10. Adjust the salt and serve hot.
Adapted from Assamese Cuisine
Adapted from Assamese Cuisine
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2 thoughts on “Assamese Recipe: Drumsticks in Mustard Sauce | Sojinar Sorsori

  1. Hello – I really enjoyed your above post. But, I have a question. When you refer to drumsticks, do you meant the plant with long green finger pods with seeds in them? I had this during some of my visits to India. We live in Sweden and here we call the plant pepparrotstr├Ąd. However, our climate makes it difficult to grow. I’ve never seen the pods for sell here. Also, it does not grow so tall. We use the roots like Horseradish.
    As I recall, the test and texture reminded me a bit of Okra. Would Okra be an acceptable substitute in this recipe. If not, how about asparagus? Any other suggestion?
    I really like your blog. As a fellow food blogger, I know the effort that goes into a site. Great Job.

    1. Hey, Ron! Thank you for loving my blog and taking time to read. Drumsticks are indeed the finger pods with seeds but they are longer than okras, almost double in size. However, I have no idea about pepparrotstrad. But you can try with okra in the same way I cooked drumsticks but I am not sure about asparagus. Asparagus are hard to find here but okras go very well with the recipe.

      Do share your result once you try it. Thanks again!

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