Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Mixed vegetable saagu is one of the most popular dish from south India.This dish goes very well with poori, rava idly,rava dosa and also with  steamed rice.I feel this is a perfect
side dish for puri. I dont do puri often as its oily but i do indulge once in a while and enjoy the taste.It tastes really good,better you try this recipe on your own and relish the taste rather than hearing from me. :)

Category:Vegetarian | Cuisine:South India |Course:Side Dish
Prep Time:5 Minutes |Cooking Time:25 Minutes|Serves:7-8

French Beans:15
Potato:1 Big
Green Peas:1/2 Cup
Knol Khol:1/2 (optional)
Salt To Taste
Milk:1/4 Cup or Fresh Cream :2 Tbsp

For Seasoning 
Mustard Seeds:1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves:2 Sprig
Dry Red chilly:2
Tomato: 2

For Grinding:
Fresh Coconut:1/2 Cup
Green Chilly:6-8
Garlic:6 cloves
Ginger:1/2 " inch piece
Fennel Seeds:1 Tsp
Puffed Gram:1 Tbsp
Turmeric/Haldi:1 Tsp
Coriander Powder:2 Tsp
Coriander Leaves:1/3 Cup

Grind all the ingredients under  list" For Grinding " to a smooth paste using little water,keep it aside.

Take a cooker,add oil and all the ingredients under "seasoning " list in order.Add grounded paste and fry till oil separates.

Then add all cut mixed vegetables and green peas mix well cook for 2 minutes,Add 1 1/2 Cup mixer rinsed water ,salt to taste and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Once pressure is released ,add milk.cream mix well and keep it on sim for 5 minutes.

Sagu will be ready to serve .Enjoy with Puri! 

My Notes:

  • You can use any  of these vegetables like carrot,beans,knol khol,cauliflower,potato but it  cut vegetables should come around 2 cups.
  • If you are using Ginger garlic paste,use 2 Tsp.
  • You can use either fresh peas or frozen peas.
  • I didn't use Knol Khol,i hate that vegetable :)


  1. I think i will give a try on this pretty soon not with Poori though :-( I think it takes more time for you to write this than cook!!! Appreciate your effort in making Kitchen better than Hotel :-)

    1. Hey Prasad,Gud that you are planning to try. Once tried let me know ,how it turned.

  2. Hey, I did try dis!!!n' dat came rlly well... Ma husband liked it a lot..thanx for sharing....lukng fwd to some mr new recipes..... :)