Shevgyaachya Shengaa is the Marathi name for the vegetable Drumsticks. Who doesn’t know how healthy are these drumsticks! And, even more healthier are the leaves of the drumsticks tree. These simple but absolutely nutritious drumsticks have been used by many for making vegetables or in daals or in fish curries!

Drumsticks are beneficial for the young as well as the old. Generally many a times, this vegetable is made using coconut. But, it is difficult for Diabetics to consume too much of coconut. My mom who’s always on the lookout for diabetic friendly recipes, found this recipe on a television recipe show and passed it on to me. It uses minimum ingredients and is very easy to prepare. Here’s the simple recipe for Shevgyaachya shengaanchi bhaaji.


  • 3 Drumsticks (shevgyaachya shengaa)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tbs Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. To make the shevgyaachya shengaanchi bhaaji, first wash and peel the drumsticks. Cut them into three inch pieces and immerse in water till use.
  2. Chop the onion finely.
  3. In a pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter add the asafoetida.
  4. Immediately add the onion and a pinch of salt and and saute till transparent.
  5. Add the turmeric powder and the red chilli powder and mix well.
  6. Now add the drumsticks and mix. Add sufficient water to immerse the drumsticks and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil and then reduce the flame to medium.
  7. Cook covered stirring occasionally till the drumsticks are soft . Add more water during the process of required.
  8. Once the drumsticks are fully cooked and soft and the water has considerably reduced, uncover and lower the flame.
  9. In a cup mix together the water and milk and add it to the cooked vegetable. Bring to a boil stirring constantly, else the milk may split.
  10. Add salt as per taste and switch off the flame.
  11. Serve hot with chapatis or some and salad or some Mulyaachi Koshimbir by the side and some Ambade Kaarle Lonche or the healthy Gaajar Flower Taaja Loncha as an accompaniment.
  12. If desired serve some Tival and Varan or Daali Toay with hot steamed rice too!


This is a very simple tasting, healthy and highly nutritious vegetable gravy. Can be prepared quickly and with the least number of ingredients and spices. Tastes great with chapatis and even daal rice!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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