drumstick sabji | shevga bhaji

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Drumstick sabji recipe with step by step photos – this drumstick bhaji or sabji is a steamed and dry preparation of drumsticks with spices and coconut. This dish is also called as shevga bhaji. A vegan dish.

drumstick bhaji recipe

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 sabji 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 to 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 shevga bhaji as a side dish with chapatis or dal-rice, sambar-rice, rasam-rice.

How to make drumstick sabji

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

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

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

cumin to make drumstick bhaji recipe

4. Saute till the cumin seeds also crackle.

cumin to prepare drumstick bhaji recipe

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.

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6. Add salt as per taste. Mix again.

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7. Then add the chopped drumsticks.

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8. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

drumstick for making drumstick sabzi recipe

9. Mix very well.

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10. Add ¼ cup water. Mix again.

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Cooking drumstick sabji

11. Cover the pan with a rimmed lid. Add some water on the lid. Cook the drumstick sabji on a low flame.

preparing drumstick sabzi recipe

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.

preparing drumstick bhaji recipe

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.

preparing drumstick bhaji recipe

14. Add ¼ cup grated fresh coconut.

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15. Mix very well and switch off the flame.

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16. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix again.

drumstick bhaji recipe, drumstick sabzi recipe

17. Serve drumstick sabji 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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Drumstick Sabji

5 from 2 votes
Shevga bhaji or drumstick sabzi is a steamed and dry preparation of drumsticks with spices and coconut
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Goan
Course: Side Dish

Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 4 long drumsticks
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 7 to 8 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 green chili - chopped
  • 1 to 2 dry red chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt as required
  • ¼ cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)

Instructions

  • Rinse, peel and chop the drumsticks into 4 to 5 inches pieces long. Keep aside.
  • Heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan. Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • When they start crackling, add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds. saute till the cumin seeds also crackle.
  • 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.
  • Add salt as per taste. Mix again.
  • Then add the chopped drumsticks. sprinkle ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. mix very well.
  • Add ¼ cup water. Mix again. cover the pan with a rimmed lid. Add some water on the lid. Cook the bhaji on a low flame.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add ¼ cup grated coconut. mix very well and switch off the flame.
  • Then add 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves. Mix again.
  • Serve drumstick ki sabji as a side dish with dal-rice or sambar-rice. You can also serve this sabzi with chapatis or rotis.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Dassana! i normally prepare the drumstick subzi using oil, hing, mustard seeds,chopped garlic (optional),ginger- green chilli paste, turmeric powder,coriander powder,boiled drumstick,yogurt,gram flour,jaggery & salt.i’ve never tasted the dry drumstick subzi & I am definitely going to try your recipe soon.

    1. thanks meveera for sharing your version, which looks interesting. do try this way too. you will like it ????