Shevgyachya Shenganche Pithla

Shevgyachya Shenganche Pithla

Pithala is protein rich poor man’s dish in Maharashtra.¬†Shevgyachya Shenganche Pithla includes richness of drumstick in the pithala.


  • 2 drumsticks, peeled and chopped in 2\" long pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves / kothimbir
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon gul / jaggery, as per taste
  • 1 piece kokum
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 1 onion, small and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 3 tablespoons besan / gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut, freshly grated


  1. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add hing.
  2. Add onion and fry till light brown. Add remaining spices. Saute.
  3. Add drumsticks, 2 cups water and cook covered till drumsticks are slightly tender.
  4. Add gram flour slowly and stir continously to avoid formation of lumps.
  5. Adjust taste with salt, kokum and jaggery. Cook covered for 2-3 minute till gram flour tastes cooked.
  6. Garnish with chopped kothimbir and coconut. Serve shevgyachya shenganche pithla along with bhakri.

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