August 24, 2014

MIXED VEGETABLE SAAGU

Ingredients:
Mixed vegetables - 3 cups
(chow chow, cabbage, beans, carrots, potato)
Shelled green peas - 250 gms
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Masala paste:
Green chillies - 4-5
Roasted channa dal - 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 small stick
Cloves - 2-3
Coconut - 2 tsp (grated)


For Tempering:
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida  -  a pinch
Curry leaves - few

For Garnishing:
Coriander leaves -  small bunch (chopped)
Fried cashew nuts - 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Chop all the vegetables to 1/2" size.
  • Grind all the masala ingredients to fine paste using little water.
  • Heat ghee in kadhai, add all tempering ingredients and allow them to splutter.
  • Add chopped vegetables, salt, turmeric and sufficient water. Simmer till vegetables are tender.
  • Add the ground masala and simmer for few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and cashew nuts.
  • Serve hot with puris or paranthas.



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