Saturday, 6 September 2014


Vegetable Saagu is a classic Kannadiga dish. Visit any of the Darshini hotels or Dosa corners and you are sure to see Vegetable Saagu as their signature dish. I prepare this dish with leftover vegetables at the weekend or month end dazzle with flavour and aroma and are not less worthy than any other exotic dish. Traditionally we prepare saagu using grinded masala. But in this recipe I am not using any grinded masala to fasten its cooking process. This saagu an be served with Avalakki set Dosa, Set Dosa, Rava Idly, Rava Dosa, Chapathi, Poori, Any type of Dosa, or even with rice.

Ingredients for Vegetable Saagu :

3 tsp Olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 small piese cinomon sticks
4 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1 star anise 
2 med size chopped onions
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 stem curry leaves
1 cup green beans
1 med size chopped Capcicum
2 med size chopped tomatoes
2 boiled potatoes chopped in cubes
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1&1/2tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt as per taste

To prepare Vegetable Saagu :

1. Heat oil in a kadai or pan. Whole garam masala (cinomon sticks, cloves, green cardamoms and star anise) and saute till aroma comes from garam masala.
3. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and salt. Cook till onions are slightly golden brown, at this point add green beans and capsicum and saute for 2 min.
4. Now add required amount of water, tomatoes, cooked potato cubes, chilli powder, coriander powder and cook for 10 more min. 
5. Add garam masala powder. At this stage taste the curry and adjust the salt and spice level. 
5. Vegetable Saagu is ready to serve.  Serve hot with Avalakki set Dosa, Set Dosa, Rava Idly, Rava Dosa, Chapathi, Poori, Any type of Dosa, or even with rice.

Tips / Notes :

  • For this recipe u can add Curd to get mild flavour.
  • Adjust the whole garam masal, spice and salt level as per your taste.
  • U can prepare this recipe by just adding garlic paste instead of Ginger garlic paste.
  • U can omitt Ginger garlic paste to prepare it as fasting recipe.
  • U can add vegetables of your choice.

Health benefits

1. Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. None have cholesterol. 
2. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.

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