शेवग्याच्या शेंगांची आमटी | Drumstick curry

Shevgyachya shenganchi amti or drumsticks curry is a unique spicy recipe of a Maharashtrian kitchen, made with simple ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen pantries such as onion, tomato, and toor dal or pigeon peas. In this recipe, just minimal things make this curry so tasty and mouthwatering. It is another healthy way to eat veggies.     

 Drumsticks are loaded with valuable minerals, healthy proteins and essential minerals making it a healthy food. It is high in nutrients and tasty in nature; it's the reason why should include drumsticks in the diet.

This curry goes well with steamed rice, chapati or bhakri. Drumstick is used in Sambar, lentils or in the form of soup but this recipe. Drumstick curry can be cooked in many ways, and all parts of India have their version of the curry.

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 20 Minutes ;

*Per serving Contains 126 kcal.

Ingredients :

  1. Drumsticks / शेवग्याच्या शेंगा
  2. Toor Dal / Pigeon peas ½ cup
  3. Veg oil 2 tbsp
  4. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  6. Curry leaves
  7. Onion 1 small, chopped
  8. Tomato 1 small, chopped
  9. Garlic 3 cloves
  10. Ginger 11 g
  11. Red chili powder 1 tbsp
  12. Garam masala 1 tsp
  13. Coriander powder 1 Tsp
  14. Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  15. Asafoetida 1 pinch
  16. Salt 1 Tsp
  17. Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  18. Water 3 to 4 cups

  1. In a kadhai add ½ tbsp of oil, a pinch of asafoetida, ½ tsp turmeric powder and drumsticks and water cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a pressure cooker cook too dal or pigeon peas.
  2. In a pan add oil, once oil is hot add mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, curry leaves, let them splutter and add chopped onion and saute till onion becomes slightly pink.
  3. Now, add chopped tomatoes,
    ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and turmeric powder, salt saute for a few mins, cook the masala for a few minutes till it turns brown then add the drumsticks saute well, then add boiled toor dal and followed by water.
  4. Let it simmer for a few minutes more, cook on a medium flame with the lid closed for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Here, spicy, healthy and tasty drumsticks curry or shevgyachya shenganchi amti is ready to serve. Serve hot with rice, chapattis or Bhakris​. Enjoy!!!

Drumsticks are the richest source of minerals and vitamins, its high content of calcium, magnesium, iron, Vit.A, C, and B6 helps to increase bone density, healthy digestion. The leaves and pods of this green vegetable play a good role in blood purifying and it also has antibiotic properties. Its leaves and pods are loaded with lots of vitamins and minerals, which are very helpful in digestion. The anti-inflammatory properties of drumsticks help to relieve respiratory problems and soothes the respiratory tract.

Dietary Comment :
  • Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 126 calories, along with carbohydrates - 15.22 g, dietary fibers -4.26 g, fats - 6.43 g, proteins - 3.56 g. As it is a good source of vitamins and minerals, it contains Vit.A -17.4%, Vit.C-42.8%, Iron - 7.8%, Magnesium - 8%.

Health Benefits Of Drumsticks :
  • Respiratory: Being the richest source of Vitamin C it helps to fight with cold as well as sore throat, have drumstick soup to get comfort immediately. It helps to get rid of asthma, wheezing and other respiratory system difficulties.
  • Bone Health: Great source of iron, Vitamins, and calcium. Drumsticks are recognized to offer healthy and strong bones and are also believed to purify the blood. It also said to be the blood purifier.
  • Pregnancy: It helps to get over the slowness of the uterus, help easy delivery reducing post-delivery problems, also helps to boost breast milk soon after giving birth.
  • Skin: Juice of Drumstick pods helps to get rid of acne, blackheads, pimples and other skin diseases.
  • For Kids: It helps to increase bone density this is great for growing up kids.
  • Digestion: It helps to the intestine to boost the quality of gastric juice and help in digestion problem. Also useful in the management of cholera, dysentery, diarrhea, colitis, and jaundice.
  • Anti Inflammatory properties: It has antibacterial properties, which helps to fight against infection and boost immunity.
Good Time To Eat :
            It is good to eat drumsticks curry or shevgyachya shenganchi amti for lunch and dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy.!


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