Everyone in our family just loves Poori Saagu. The reason I like to make saagu either with poori or chapathi is the amount of vegetables you can use and disguise many of them and feed it to your kids. Yes, if you have picky eaters, saagu is the best way to help them eat most vegetables.
Any hard vegetable can be used with Saagu. In many of our families, we use the following vegetables in Saagu: Potatoes, Coyote, Cauliflower, Capsicum, Carrot, Peas, Beans, any sprouted beans.
In my case, as you can see below in the picture, I used sprouted green gram, potato, capsicum, carrot, and coyote. So, lets see the recipe now.
- 3 Potatoes, washed and chopped
- 2 coyote or semebadanekayi, washed and chopped
- 2 cups sprouted green gram or hesara kalu
- 1 large capsicum chopped
- 3 carrots chopped
- Grind to a smooth paste: 3/4 cup fresh coconut, 5 tsp dalia or Hurigadale or Putani, 6 green chillies, 1/4 bunch cilantro, 1 inch ginger, 1 tsp Jeera, 3 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp kuskus
- Pressure cook for one whistle all the vegetables.
- Grind all the ingredients mentioned above into a smooth paste.
- In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil. When it is hot, add mustard seeds, hing. Next, add all the cooked vegetables. Mix in the ground paste.
- Add salt and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Another version of Saagu, which was prepared using peas, corn, beans, carrot, potatoes, capsicum. Served along with Chapathi.
P.S: This quantity serves 4 people and takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare. Most time is spent washing and chopping the vegetables. You can also cook the vegetables in microwave which should require less time, since if you are pressure cooking you have to wait until the pressure comes down.