Simple Saagu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups - chopped mixed vegetables (beans, carrots, peas, potatoes)
  • 1-2 tsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 3-4 - curry leaves
  • 1/2 - onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 pinch - hing
  • 1 pinch - turmeric
  • Salt, to taste
  • For the Masala:
  • 2-3 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 3 Inch piece - cinnamon
  • 6 - cloves
  • 4-5 - black peppercorns
  • 2 inch piece - fresh ginger
  • 8-10 - cashews, (soaked in warm water for about 15-20 minutes)
  • 1/2 - onion
  • 2-3 tsp - channa dahlia/peas/hurigadale
  • 3-4 strands - cilantro
  • 2-3 - green chillies

How to Make Simple Saagu

  • Cook the veggies with some salt and water until done. (You could even pressure cook them.)
  • For the masala, grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste with some water.
  • Cashews are added to give thickness to the gravy.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; temper with mustard seeds, hing, turmeric, curry leaves.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry until done.
  • Add cooked veggies and the masala paste.
  • Mix and allow it to boil well. Add salt to taste.
  • Add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Remove from stove and serve hot with pooris, dosa, chapatti or even rice.

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