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
  • 3 tablespoons besan / gram flour
  • 1 pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 onion, small and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 piece kokum
  • 1 teaspoon gul / jaggery, as per taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves / kothimbir
  • 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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