Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak - Gujarati Besan Drumstick Sabzi
A delicious Gujarati preparation of steamed drumsticks that are dipped in a savoury gram flour curry.The secret to cooking delicious Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak is fresh drumsticks that are tender when bought and remain succulent even after cooking. Serve it along with phulka and salad.
Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak is a delicious Gujarati preparation of steamed drumsticks that are dipped in a savoury gram flour curry. Drumsticks have always found their places in most regional cuisines of India. Each Gujarati family has their own variation to make dishes that include the drumstick and this one, in particular, is an all-time favourite of our family. The secret to cooking delicious Saragva (Shing) Nu Lot Valu Shaak is fresh drumsticks that are tender when bought and remain succulent even after cooking.
Did you know : Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are known as moringa in local language is rich in calcium, Iron and vitamins. They are also have properties such purifying the blood, improves digestion and protects against infection.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Vegetable recipes such as
- 2 Drumstick , cut into 3 inch pieces and steamed
- 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
- 3 Curry leaves
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- Salt , to taste
How to make Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak - Gujarati Besan Drumstick Sabzi
To begin making the Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak, first steam the drumsticks. Click here to see how to steam vegetables. Keep steamed drumsticks in a bowl and set aside until required.
In a small bowl combine the gram flour, yogurt, turmeric, asafoetida, red chili powder and salt. Stir in 1½ cups of water and whisk until the thick batter is formed with no lumps remaining.
Heat the saucepan over medium heat. Pour the gram flour mixture into the pan. Bring the liquid to boil stirring continuously.
Once it comes to boil, turn the heat to medium and simmer until it thickens, while continuously stirring. Cook for about 10 minutes or until a shine is developed over the curry which indicates that the dish is ready.
Finally, add the steamed drumsticks to the gram flour mixture. Stir until well combined and simmer on low heat for few minutes. Turn off heat.
For seasoning, heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and allow them to crackle. Turn off the heat. Pour the seasoning over the Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak.
Transfer the Saragva Nu Lot Valu Shaak to the serving bowl and serve hot.