Vegetable Saagu

Vegetable Saagu

Ingredients

  • Mixed cut vegetables – 2 cups
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


To fry and grind:

  • Urad Dhal – 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Black Pepper – 4 to 5 Nos
  • Cumin (Jeeragam) – ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Stick – ½”
  • Cloves – 2 Nos
  • Coconut gratings – ¼ cup
  • Green Chillies – 2 to 3 Nos
  • Pottukadalai (Chutney Dhal) – 2 teaspoons
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped – 2 tablespoons


For Seasoning:

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon
  • Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli – 1 or 2
  • Asafoetida Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Onion chopped – ¼ cup
  • Curry Leaves – few

Directions

  1. Carrot, Beans, Green Peas, Potato, Chow Chow, Capsicum etc., can be used for making “Saagu”. Cut the vegetables into small cubes and add green peas.
  2. Fry in a teaspoon of oil all the ingredients given under “To fry and Grind” (except Pottukadalai and Coriander Leaves) and cool it. Then grind it along with Pottukadalai and Coriander leaves to a fine paste.
  3. In a thick bottomed vessel put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it crackles, add urad dhal, red chillies, asafetida powder and fry till the dhal turns light brown. Add chopped onion, curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Then add the vegetable pieces along with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and add enough water just to cover the vegetables. Cook on medium heat for five minutes or till the vegetables are half cooked. Then add the ground masala paste and sir well. If necessary add little more water and allow to boil.
  4. Can be served with Poori, Rawa Idli, Appam and Idiyappam.
  5. Note: “Saagu Powder” is readily available in the shops. If you buy this ready made powder, then just cook the vegetables with salt and turmeric powder and add the required powder and make this Saagu.

23 Comments

  1. Simple but effective recipe that goes well with Idli and Poori ! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello,
    I prepared this for dinner tonight. Great recipe.
    Went well with chapatis. Thanks for sharing.

  3. hi kamala garu u r so gifted with awesome cooking recepies.i was searching for banana steam receipe for my kidney stone problem and found this site,i was very insipired with ur receipes and started cooking,i never cook anything before. i think i will impress everyone in cooking .thank u thank u so much…:)

  4. nalini vijay

    i will do it compulsory.

  5. Made a veg curry for the first time in so many years and it turned out to be really good as well. My family liked it very much too. I wasn’t sure about urad dhal and so used mung dhal instead. Thanks for inspiring me to cook vegetarian dishes. Will definitely try all your recipes. Keep up your good work.

  6. nice recipes mam….

  7. can i make this without corriander leaves?

  8. TRIED AND TASTED YOUR VEG SAAGU WITH CHAPPATHIS. IT WAS REALLY GOOD.

    RAJI

  9. can you please tell me what is chutney dhal

  10. Hi Kamala
    Made vegetable sagu for dinner today; kids and hubby loved it with chappathi.
    Also tried the curry leaf rice- reminded me of the karuveippalai podi my mother used to make when I was young; delicious!!
    Thank you for this

  11. Hi madam, I made this but it turned to be like medicine soup.. What might be the reason

  12. I tried this recipe and it came out very well … I added a few ground nuts instead of chutney dhal since I had run out if chutney dhal.. It came out very well

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