Post published on September 21, 2022 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Saragva Nu Shak is one of my favorite dishes especially when I am craving something hearty. It is tangy, spicy and so delicious. The chickpea flour is cooked to perfection along with yogurt and water that adds sourness. The Saragva or Drumsticks has lots of nutrients and is high minerals like copper, zinc and magnesium. I love to cook them and split and eat the seeds from inside along with the Besan curry. The besan curry is also versatile, you can add so many other vegetable to this curry and make a perfect meal. Checkout the recipe below. 

Saragva nu Shak / Drumstick Curry

Drumstick or Saragva is also called Moringa. It generally grows in subtropical region like South Asia. They are used to make sambhar or vegetable or curries. It is very difficult to find the fresh Drumsticks hence I use frozen version. I usually find them fresh during summer season. I am sharing a recipe of Chickpea flour (Besan) and Saragva nu shak that my mom made very often and it made a perfect hearty meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine gujarati, homemade, Indian, jain
Servings 2 people


  • 2 cups drumsticks cut into pieces and boiled
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp green chili paste
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup chick pea flour
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice if yogurt not sour
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Boil 3 cups of water
  • Add the the drumsticks in the water along with salt and let it cook till it softens
  • Meanwhile in a bowl whisk together chickpea flour, yogurt, 1 and 1/2 cup of water, green chili paste and turmeric powder
  • Drain the water from the drumsticks
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafetida powder and let it sizzle
  • Once it sizzles, add the yogurt chick pea flour mixture, salt and lower the heat
  • Using a spatula or spoon keep on mixing till it thickens
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice
  • In 10 minutes it will thicken, add the drumsticks and mix it well. Turn the heat off.
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro
  • Serve it along with hot chapatis or rice
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