Sweet Potato and Drumstick Sabzi

A simple Goan vegetarian side dish made with Indian sweet potato (white flesh) and drumsticks (fruit from the moringa tree). Best served with a side of Rice and dal or rotis.
Course Main Course
Cuisine goan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 serving
Author Rupal


  • 2 sweet potato (peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes)
  • 2 drumstick (cleaned and chopped into 3inch tubes)
  • 1 tbsp coconut fresh grated
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies (slit length-wise)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cane sugar raw (or jaggery)
  • 100 ml water
  • to taste salt


  1. In a pan, heat the oil.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter along with the green chillies.
  3. Now add the sweet potato and water, to be covered and cooked.
  4. When it's almost halfway done, add the drumstick, turmeric, chilli powder, sugar and salt and let it cook.
  5. Before it's completely ready, add the fresh coconut and mix well. Serve hot