Drumsticks Sabzi

March 29, 2014

Scientific name Moringa oleifera, known popularly as drumstick tree, is an herbaceous plant grown for its nutritious greens, flowers, and mineral-rich pods. It is a well-recognized member in the Moringaceae family of trees and thought to be originated in the sub-Himalayan ranges of Indian subcontinent. The plant possesses horseradish-like root and, hence, known to the western world as horseradish tree. The seed pods are popular as murnga in Tamil, and malunggay in Philippines.

Health Benefits of Drumstick
Juice of Drum stick when mixed in milk and offered to children greatly helps by strengthening their bones as it is said to be a great source of Calcium. Also drumstick is said to be a great blood purifier.
Pregnant women should often eat drumsticks as it helps ease any kind of pre and post delivery complication.
Drumstick soup helps ease any kind of chest congestions, coughs and sore throats.
Inhaling steam of water in which drumsticks have been boiled helps ease asthma and other lung problem.
Finally drumstick juice greatly adds to the glow on one’s face. Make a mixture of drumstick and limejuice and dab it on your face. You will find your face glowing greatly.
The greens as well as pods also contain good amounts of many vital B-complex vitamins such as folates,vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Much of these vitamin functions as co-enzymes in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism.

This sabzi is very tasty, try it and you will definitively love it.

6 Drumsticks
2 Tablespoon oil or ghee
1 medium onion sliced

A sprig of curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
2 tablespoons coconut coarsely ground
1/2 teaspoon Pav Bhaji masala
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste


Cut the drumsticks into 4 inch pieces and peel the green skin. Keep aside.

In a pan, heat ghee/oil and sauté onion over moderate heat till light pink then add curry leaves, turmeric powder, the drumsticks and mix well, add salt, sugar, black pepper, and ground coconut, stir well. Add little water cover with lid add water on top of the lid and cook. Stir in between, when cooked add the pav bhaji masala and serve hot. This sabzi can be eaten as a side dish with rice/dal, rotis, chapattis, etc. 

Labels: Vegetables, Healthy, Main course, Vegan

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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