Monday, 15 August 2011

Drumsticks/ Shevgya che Shenga /Nuggekai/ Shango Curry

Just imagine your friend asks for something and since it is not readily available you decide to give it later and then you forget…!!


This is exactly what I have done but I hope my friend Mythreyi does forgive me!!

She had posted some drumstick recipes and wanted some more of curry recipes with them. Drumsticks/ Shevga che shenga  /Nuggekai/ Shango as they are know in English/ Marathi/ Kannada/ Konkani  are a rich source of calcium and potassium. Read about it here.

I was quite surprised that I had not posted this curry that I make often. In my mom’s place it is used only in sambhar, my mother-in-law used in kadhi, I have not made the kadhi yet but will try it out soon. 

This recipe is what my friends’ mom used to make and since the kids loved it I copied it.  You can as in the original recipe add prawns which taste yummy but I am clueless about cooking them.  You are the expert if you are using prawns but I will guarantee the taste!

The Ingredients are simple:
5 drumsticks, chopped the size about 2 knuckles
½ a coconut, freshly grated
1 tsp rasam powder or sambhar powder (adjust as per taste)
A small ball of tamarind
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp chilli powder
3 cloves garlic (optional)
1 small ball of jaggery
1 tsp oil

1.       Place the drumsticks in a wide vessel use just enough water to cover all the drumsticks mix salt. Cover and par boil.
2.       Meanwhile grind the coconut, the masala powder, tamarind, turmeric, chilli powder, garlic (if used) and jaggery to a very fine paste using little water. Many times I grind the masala only after I have boiled the drumsticks and I use the water from the drumsticks only.
3.       Pour over the masala over the drumstick and bring to a boil. Adjust the seasonings.
4.       In a small pan heat the oil, splutter mustard, then hing/asafoetida.
5.       Pour over the drumstick curry. Cook till the drumsticks are done.
6.       Serve with steaming hot rice.



  1. Woww.. looks absolutely delicious and tempting..

  2. wonderful combo,luks delicious...

  3. Never been a fan of drumsticks, but drooling here :)

  4. This is new to me....thanks for sharing...happy independence day!!

  5. You made up for your error. great post, so many layers of flavors!

  6. flavourful looking drumsticks looks fabulous

  7. nice recipe dear, looks great!!

  8. wow... was amazed seeing the combination of spices... new fr me

  9. love this makes this often!!

  10. There is a similar curry that i make .. Yours looks yummy :D I love drumsticks. but the sad part is I have to buy the frozen ones.

  11. Looks wonderful... Thanks for the mention Dear... :-)

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  12. Delicious curry...I never find curry recipes for drumsticks except the ususal sambhar...This ones worth trying out..Thx dear :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Hi Archana, sorry wanted to email you, but couldn't see your email id, so this comment. I use makhana in few ways, making makhana kheer and cooking curries with it along with potato and paneer mainly. I do have few other makhana recipes bookmarked that I need to try :)

  14. oh - what I would give for some fresh drumsticks they only sell the frozen one here that does not even come close..
    Looks so very delicious!


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