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Sagu Recipe
Mixed Vegetable Sagu or Saagu, as we call is a famous combination for breakfast varieties like Set dosa and Poori and is served in most of the darshinis and hotels in Karnataka.
Servings Prep Time
3 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
To grind
Instructions
  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai/pan and add green chillies and fry them, but be careful as the whole green chillies might burst.You can make a small slit if you want to avoid bursting.Add cinnamon,marathi moggu and cloves to it and fry for sometime.
  2. Grind the fried ingredients with grated fresh coconut,khus khus, fried gram, coriander leaves and make it into a smooth puree.
  3. In a cooker,heat oil crackle mustard seeds and fry chopped onions until pink.Now add vegetables and fry until they are slightly crisp.
  4. Add the ground masala and fry until the mixture leaves the oil and then add enough salt and 1 – 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles(do not over cook).Once the pressure is released add lemon juice to it and give a good stir.
Recipe Notes

You can even add vegetables like cabbage, knol-khol to saagu. My aunt suggests to add even add beetroot but I usually don’t add it as it changes the color of saagu, but you can add while preparing the red color sagu.
The addition of Khus-khus is optional but it adds a nice richness to the gravy.You can even add cashewnuts if you want.
This sagu would be slightly greenish because of the usage of green chillies and coriander in the recipe.If you want it to be red in color, skip green chillies and coriander in the recipe and add red chillies and tomato while grinding the paste.Also, replace lemon juice with tamarind pulp at the end.

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