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drumstick bhaji recipe, drumstick sabzi recipe

drumstick bhaji or drumstick sabzi is a steamed and dry preparation of drumsticks with spices and coconut

5 from 2 votes
total time:
30minutes

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.

drumstick bhaji recipe

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 more drumstick recipes then do check:

drumstick bhaji recipe, drumstick sabzi recipe
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drumstick bhaji recipe

drumstick bhaji or drumstick sabzi is a steamed and dry preparation of drumsticks with spices and coconut
course side dish
cuisine goan
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

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 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. saute till the cumin seeds also crackle.

  4. 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.

  5. add salt as per taste. mix again.

  6. then add the chopped drumsticks. sprinkle ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. mix very well.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. add ¼ cup grated coconut. mix very well and switch off the flame.

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

  12. 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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how to make drumstick bhaji recipe

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

drumstick to make drumstick bhaji recipe

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

mustard to make drumstick bhaji recipe

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.

preparing drumstick bhaji recipe

6. add salt as per taste. mix again.

preparing drumstick sabzi recipe

7. then add the chopped drumsticks.

drumstick for making drumstick sabzi recipe

8. sprinkle ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

drumstick for making drumstick sabzi recipe

9. mix very well.

drumstick for making drumstick sabzi recipe

10. add ¼ cup water. mix again.

preparing drumstick sabzi recipe

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

making drumstick bhaji recipe

15. mix very well and switch off the flame.

drumstick bhaji recipe, drumstick sabzi recipe

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

drumstick bhaji recipe, drumstick sabzi recipe

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.

drumstick bhaji recipe, drumstick sabzi recipe


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2 comments/reviews

  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.

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

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