Friday, March 6, 2009

Poori Saagu -2

Poori saagu is a an all time favourite at our place. Though I had tasted this many times in Bangalore I had never made it on my own. Last year I had got the recipe from Asha's Blog. The other day whle I was just blog hopping I landed at Supriya's blog and saw her version of Poori Saagu. The picture of the dish was mouth watering and instantly I decided that I was going to make this for breakfast :D. I have made some changes in the recipe. Both the recipe's are keepers and do try them if you love saagu. They taste great with puri and also with Phulka or chapathi. Here is the recipe that I followed.
What's needed:
1-1/2 cups chopped vegetables (green beans, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and peas)
1 medium Onion chopped 
1 medium ripe Tomato chopped
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Oil
5-6 Curry leaves (I left out as I did not have it)
a pinch of Asafoetida
Coriander leaves for garnish (I grinded it)
Salt to taste

To grind together:
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp Coriander seeds ( I used 1 tsp)
¾ cup grated coconut
2 tsp poppy seeds (I did not have so used 1 tbsp of cashews soaked for 5 mins in warm water)
2 Tbsp whole split peas (hurgadle, putani)
5-6 green chillies
3 garlic pods
small piece of Tamarind
Salt to taste
In addition to this I used:
a small piece of Cinnamon, Star anise, 2 Cloves ,4 Peppercorns and small bunch of Coriander leaves.
1) Grind all the ingredients under "To grind together"  with suffecient water to a smooth paste.
2) Pressure cook or microwave the vegetables with little salt until done. 
3) Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add the curry leaves, asafoetida and chopped onions. Sauté the onion till transparent. Add in the chopped tomato and cook until mushy.
4) Add the ground masala and fry until the raw smell goes off. Add the boiled vegetables and salt to taste. Add water to bring it to desired consistency. Give it a rolling boil and switch off.
Serve hot with Puri or phulka's.


Varsha Vipins said...

Saagu looks yum..I am in to try this Uj..:)

Deepa Hari said...

yummy and delicious UJ.

Cham said...

I made from Asha's blog the saagu, my husb favo! Delish

Unknown said...

Poori- sagu just making me drool.Looks delicious.

Suparna said...

Hi Ujwala,
Yummy poori sagu, it reminds me of Bangalore... :( the sagu recipe is just the way kannadigas make it :) cool!

Srikitchen said...

hey i love this dish when it is served in hotels!
will surely try this!

FH said...

I was just about to make some saagu too, making some mallige Idlis today!! :D

Looks so yum, enjoy! :)

Usha said...

Looks absolutely delicious !

Yasmeen said...

Better than just potatoes, the mixed veggies saagu looks inviting with puffy puris:)

Ashwini said...

Yummy yummy yummy all time fav..Can't have enough..Looks so tempting UJ..

Anonymous said...

pooris make me weak in my knees,though i hardly eat any nowadays ,but whenever i make poori for my kid,i like to make some nice side dish thats healthy and tasty too.This one fits the bill.Thnks for sharing
And hey Happy Holi :-)

Suganya said...

Lovely combination. Looks so good. My fav. YUM!

Deepthi Shankar said...

this one is an all time fave at home said...

Recipe is similar to what south Indians call kurma. MMmmm! the pooris and the saagu look like a great combination. Care to hand some over to me???

Manju said...

this is a perfect comfort food, Uj!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

delicious poori with sagu. now i feel like making pooris.. haha.

Gita Jaishankar said...

This is my favorite combination...looks so delicious...Please trail back to my blog. I have something waiting for you :)

Dershana said...

looks yum, dear.

Indian Khana said...

Looks plate..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Perfect combination. Saagu looks delicious.

Red Chillies said...

Thanks Uj for trying this and glad you liked it. Makka tonda udda etaasa. Haave tuggle ghara eevche ve? :-)
I have bookmarked your version as well and next time I will add the spices too. This combination is to ide for isn't it?

Vani said...

Poori saagu is a cassic combo. Both look fab, Uj!

Uj said...

Do try and let me know


I love that recipe too. I make one of the two recipes often. There is one more in Asha's blog., Got to try that next time.


Thanks dear. I too had tasted it i Bangalore for the first time and got hooked on to it :D

Do try and let me now dear

I have never made with idli.. Will try this next time with idli :D healthy choice


Yeah love it with veggies.. You can even add chayote.

Same here.. its my all time favtoo

Uj said...

Same here..At one time I used to have Puri everytime I used to go to hotel. These days I make it once in 6 months or so and that too I avoid making them for me and have phulka instead. Thank you dear.. Wish you too a very happy holi.

Thanks :)

We have similar tastes :)

Yes it is similar to South Indian Kurma :) Please do come over for actual treat.. :D

Thank you dear :)

Do make some and let me know :D

Thanks a lot dear for sharing your award with me. Will collect it soona nd pass over :D

Thanks :)

vaggi yo... haanv tugele kathiri vapas kornu davartha.. Yep this is my all time fav combo :D Do try and let me know :D

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