Today’s dish is drumstick subzi which is known as sangachi bhaji in Goa. My mom taught me to prepare this sangachi bhaji during my recent trip to Goa. Dad being a pure vegetarian, mom prepares different types of veg dishes like drumstick stir fry specially for him. Dad loves this dish. My hubby too loves a lot of vegetarian dishes as they are good for health. This drumstick recipe is simple to prepare. Drumsticks as you know are very good for health. They are blood purifiers and also give a good glow to the skin.
Preparing this sangachi bhaji is very easy. Just peel the drumsticks and cut into 2 inch long pieces. In a pan, saute onions till pinkish, add tomatoes and other ingredients. Keep it covered. The sangachi bhaji gets done in 20 minutes. Adding jaggery and grated coconut is optional.
We Goans consume lot of coconut and hence we add it to lot of dishes that we prepare here. Some people add chopped tomatoes to this subzi. Green chillies can be replaced by chilly powder. So modify this subzi as per your taste and need and enjoy this with rice or rotis. My mother does not add tomatoes to this recipe, but my mother in law adds it.
Drumsticks are a part of the moringa tree which is also called as magic tree. In Goa, moringa tree is grown in home gardens. The long slender seed pods are known as drumsticks. Every part of the moringa tree can be used in cooking and has medicinal properties. The flowers are used to make cutlets, leaves and seed pods are used to make curry or stir fries. The roots are used in making condiments.
Drumstick Subzi | Drumstick Stir Fry | Sangachi Bhaji
Note: This recipe was first published on 5th Oct 2014. Today on 5th June 2019, I have updated the post with new image.