Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Mixed vegetable saagu is one of the most popular dish from south India. Vegetables like Carrot , beans , Potato , green peas and Knol Knol are used for making Saagu . Spices are blend along with fresh coconut , green chillies and fresh coriander leaves . This saagu is spicy and also has a mild sweet tone from cashews and Saunf / fennel seeds. Taste and methods of Saagu preparation is very similar to vegetable korma .

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Mixed Vegetable Saagu goes well with poori, rava idli, rava dosa , set dosa and also with steamed rice. If you have ever visited Darshini’s of Bangalore , then you’ll be definitely knowing about Saagu . I serve this along with Poori , Rava Idli or Set Dosa . It tastes really good ,also this measurements are perfect and fool proof recipe . Any beginner can do it easily without messing up with taste.

You can prepare Mixed Vegetable Saagu for lunch during family/friends gatherings . Serve this to family and be prepared to get accolades from your loved ones. If you are looking for any South Indian Delicacy for gatherings , I personally suggest you to try Badanekayi Ennegayi | Stuffed Baingan with either Jowar Roti , Akki Roti or Bili Holige| Rice flour stuffed Paratha.

Other delicious Side Dish recipes which may interest you are : Paneer Butter Masala , Palak Paneer , Chana Masala , Rajma Masala  and  Dry peas Methi Masala.

RECIPE CARD FOR MIXED VEGETABLE SAAGU

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Mixed Vegetable Saagu - Is a spicy vegetable side dish with a mild sweet tone of cashews and fennel seeds is a speciality from Karnataka. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South India
Keyword: Karnataka
Servings: 7 People
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 2 no's Carrot small
  • 15 no's Green Beans
  • 1 no Potato Large
  • 1 no Knol Knol small , optional
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas , Fresh or frozen
  • 1 .5 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 -2 Tsp Salt or as required

For Masala Paste

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh coconut
  • 6-7 no's Green Chilli , less spice variant
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds/ Saunf
  • 6 no's Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 4 no's Cloves
  • 1 1/2 Inch Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tbsp Puffed Gram
  • 6 no Whole Cashews
  • 1/3 cup Coriander leaves
  • 3/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Tsp Coriander powder

For Seasoning

  • 2-3 Tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 2 no Dried Red chillies , broken
  • 1 no Onion medium size, chopped
  • 2 no's Tomato medium size ,chopped

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients under the list " For Masala " to a smooth paste using little water, keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker or in a deep kadai, heat oil , add mustard leaves , curry leaves , broken red chillies , onions and tomatoes , fry well.
  • Add blended masala paste and fry till oil separates.
  • Then add all cut mixed vegetables and green peas mix well cook for 2-5 minutes. 
  • Add 1 1/2 cup blender rinsed water, salt to taste and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Once pressure settles on its own. Open the lid, add milk and keep on simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve saagu with poori or rava idli . 

Notes

  • You can use any  of these vegetables like carrot, beans, knol khol, cauliflower, potato but all 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 most healthy vegetable 🙂

Step By Step Directions on making of Mixed Vegetable Saagu:

Blend all the ingredients under the list ” For Masala ” to a smooth paste using little water, keep it aside.

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

In a pressure cooker or in a deep kadai , heat oil , add mustard leaves , curry leaves , broken red chillies , onions and tomatoes . Add blended paste and fry till oil separates.

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Then add all cut mixed vegetables and green peas mix well cook for 2-5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup blender rinsed water , salt to taste and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Once pressure  settles on its own. Open the lid ,add milk and keep on simmer for 5 minutes.

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

Serve Saagu along with Poori or Rava Idli. Saddedned story is Poori flattened before I could click 🙁

Mixed Vegetable Saagu

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7 Comments

  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 🙂

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