Friday, December 5, 2008

Vegetable Saagu

He always remember yummy saagu made by south kendra chefs during occasions. I have made some alternations to it. Usually in south kendra its serve with rave idlis and Coconut chutney.

1cup veggies (Potato, onions, beans & carrot)cut into small pieces
Tamarind paste
2 tsp Channa Dalia/ Hurigadale
2tsp Sesame seeds
1tsp coriander seeds
1tsp Bengal gram
Marathi moggu
Red chillies
1/2 cup Coconut
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Red Chilies

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds; Add hing, curry leaves after the seeds splutter.
To this, add chopped veggies and fry until it is completely cooked.
Meanwhile, dry roast Ellu/Til cloves, Cinnamon,cardamon,marathi moggu,Bengal gram,coriander seeds,mustard seeds and dry red chillies until you smell the fresh aroma of the masala.
Grind the roasted masala with chana dahlia,hing, coconut to a smooth paste.
Add the masala paste to the veggies after they are cooked completely. Add water to get the desired consistency and allow it to boil.
To this add tamarind paste, jaggery, salt and boil well.
Serve hot with rice, rotis and idlis and enjoi!!

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