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drumstick bhaji recipe, how to make drumstick sabzi recipe

drumstick bhaji recipe with step by step photos – a steamed and dry preparation of drumsticks with spices and coconut. drumsticks are the pods of the plant moringa oleifera. these are also called as saijan ki phalli in hindi & shevga in marathi.

this recipe of drumstick bhaji is one of those side dishes, that i prepare to be served with dal-rice and sambar-rice combination. the recipe does not contain onion and garlic. but onions can be added in the recipe.

this is a healthy sabzi and drumsticks are a good source of calcium, iron and vitamin c. both drumstick pods and drumstick leaves have many health benefits.

always use tender drumsticks for cooking. you can serve drumstick bhaji as a side dish with chapatis or dal-rice, sambar-rice, rasam-rice.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check aloo patta gobhi sabzibhindi bhaji, pav bhaji in pressure cooker, drumstick dal and drumstick curry recipe.

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drumstick bhaji recipe
prep time
5 mins
cook time
25 mins
total time
30 mins
 

drumstick bhaji recipe - a steamed and dry preparation of drumsticks with spices and coconut

course: side
cuisine: goan
servings: 4
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 4 long drumsticks
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 green chili - chopped (hari mirch)
  • 1 to 2 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt as required
  • ¼ cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
how to make recipe
  1. rinse, peel and chop the drumsticks into 4 to 5 inches pieces long. keep aside.

  2. heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

  3. when they start crackling, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.

  4. saute till the cumin seeds also crackle.

  5. then add 7 to 8 curry leaves, a pinch of asafoetida, 1 green chili (chopped) and 1 to 2 dry red chilies. stir and mix.

  6. add salt as per taste. mix again.

  7. then add the chopped drumsticks.

  8. sprinkle ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

  9. mix very well.

  10. add ¼ cup water. mix again.

  11. cover the pan with a rimmed lid. add some water on the lid. cook the bhaji on a low flame.

  12. do check after every 4 to 5 minutes. in case the water dries up in the pan and the drumsticks are not yet cooked, then sprinkle or add some water. cover with the rimmed lid with water in it and continue to cook on a low flame.

  13. simmer till the drumsticks are tender. if there is any water left in the pan when the drumsticks are done, then cook without the lid till all the water evaporates.

  14. add ¼ cup grated coconut.

  15. mix very well and switch off the flame.

  16. then add 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. mix again.

  17. serve drumstick bhaji as a side dish with dal-rice or sambar-rice. you can also serve this drumstick sabzi with chapatis or rotis.


how to make drumstick bhaji recipe:

1. rinse, peel and chop the drumsticks into 4 to 5 inches pieces long. keep aside.

2. heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.

3. when they start crackling, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.

4. saute till the cumin seeds also crackle.

5. then add 7 to 8 curry leaves, a pinch of asafoetida, 1 green chili (chopped) and 1 to 2 dry red chilies. stir and mix.

6. add salt as per taste. mix again.

7. then add the chopped drumsticks.

8. sprinkle ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

9. mix very well.

10. add ¼ cup water. mix again.

11. cover the pan with a rimmed lid. add some water on the lid. cook the bhaji on a low flame.

12. do check after every 4 to 5 minutes. in case the water dries up in the pan and the drumsticks are not yet cooked, then sprinkle or add some water. cover with the rimmed lid with water in it and continue to cook on a low flame.

13. simmer till the drumsticks are tender. if there is any water left in the pan when the drumsticks are done, then cook without the lid till all the water evaporates.

14. add ¼ cup grated fresh coconut.

15. mix very well and switch off the flame.

16. then add 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. mix again.

17. serve drumstick bhaji as a side dish with dal-rice or sambar-rice. you can also serve this drumstick sabzi with chapatis or rotis.




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This post was last modified on April 16, 2017, 3:21 pm

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