How to make Singh Nu Shaak -

Drumsticks in thick sweet n sour gram flour gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Drumsticks (सेजन की फली), Gram flour

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Udupi Sambhar Batatyachi Amti Osaman Matar ki Kadhi

Singh Nu Shaak

Singh Nu Shaak Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Singh Nu Shaak Recipe

  • Drumsticks 8

  • Gram flour

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Coriander-cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 3 tablespoons

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Cut the drumsticks into one and half inch pieces removing strings in the process. Boil in sufficient water till done.

Step 2

Roast the gram flour in a kadai on low heat till it gives out a nice aroma.

Step 3

Transfer into a bowl. Add salt, coriander-cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli power, tamarind pulp, jaggery, garam masala powder and a little water and mix to a smooth paste.

Step 4

Add two cups of water and mix well. Heat oil in a pan and add the gram flour mixture and cook for two to three minutes. Add the drumsticks, adjust water and cook for five to ten minutes on medium heat.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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