"Sagu" is a new name to me..hailing from coimbatore, this Karnataka dish was totally new! I was looking forward to make this one day. Sometime back, I accidentally stopped into a Karnataka blog and browsed the recipes. This sagu - recipe caught my attention and tried it. Unfortunately I forgot the blog's URL! Fortunately I have clicked the stepwise pictures, so here comes the recipe. Slight variations to the regular mixed vegetable kurma, there you go..yet another new dish tried!! ;) :)
Mixed vegetables (carrot, beans, peas & potato), chopped - 3/4cup
Tomato (big) -1
Few curry leaves & Cilantro
Turmeric powder -1/4teaspoon
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
To Roast and grind
Small piece of cinnamon stick
Star anise -1
Coriander seeds -1teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1teaspoon
Fresh coconut - 1/4cup
Dry roast the spices until you get nice aroma. Add fresh coconut and let it cool. Then make it into a fine paste by grinding it with little water.
Slice the onion, green chilly and tomato.
Wash and cut the vegetables, keep them ready.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, let them pop. Then add sliced onions, green chilly and curry leaves. Sauté the onion for a minute or two, then add the chopped tomato.
Cook until the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
Add the chopped vegetables, give it a quick stir.
Add about a cup of water, enough salt and cook. Add the masala paste after the veggies are cooked, adjust the water, let it boil on medium heat.
After 6-8 minutes, the masala will get cooked with the vegetables and the oil will ooze out.
Switch off the stove and garnish with cilantro leaves.
Mildly spicy and delicious mixed vegetable sagu is ready. It goes well with idli/dosa/poori and roti. Goes well with plain rice and pulao/biriyani too.