Ahh saagu!!! Saagu is a side dish either made of potato and onions or with mixed vegetables. It can be served with pooris, chapatis, dose or anything else that needs a side dish. I just love the way my mom makes it, so this recipe is her’s.
Beans- 3 handful, chopped
Carrot-2 medium size chopped
Potato-2 medium size chopped
Onion-1 medium size coarsely chopped
Green chillies/ jalapenos- 6 to 8 depending on taste required
Ginger-½ inch piece
Cinnamon- 1 inch piece
Cilantro/ coriander-5 to 6 strands
Oil- 5 Tsp
Mustard seeds-½ Tsp
Excluding vegetables, groundnut and oil, grind the remaining ingredients and onion with water into a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustards seeds, allow it to splutter. Now add the chopped vegetables, groundnut and little water and steam cook until they are half tender. Add salt while the vegetables are cooking.
Mix the ground paste to the vegetables. Cook until vegetables are just tender. Turn off the heat and serve with pooris or chapatis.