Monday, February 23, 2009

Malnadu Tarakari Saagu/ Vegetable Saagu

Malnadu Saagu
This is a very famous saagu in the regions of Malenadu..This is very nutrious with lots of vegetables and with layers of flavour..This is served in small containers called 'doppe's made with leaves of kohlrabi/navkolu/Noolkolu/Navilkosu. This is traditionally served with hot puris/chapatis or can be even thinned down and taken as soup..

You need:
2 cups of vegetables (you can use a combination of kohlrabi/navilkosu, seemebadnekai/chayote, yam and carrots or any vegetables you like..) boil in a pressure cooker with little water or microwave with a cup of water till tender but firm.
1onion chopped
1tomato chopped
2 serano peppers slit(optional)
To grind:
1tbsp channa dal
1.5 tbsp urad dal
2tbsp dhania seeds
1inch cinnamon stick
2tbsp poppy seeds
5 green chilles
hand ful of mint leaves (optional)
2tbps dried coconut
1red chilly

In a kadai, heat a tsp of oil and roast all the ingredients over medium heat till they leave a good aroma and well roasted and make a powder.. This powder can be stored and used in other curries as well.
In a big thick vessel, heat a tsp of oil, add seasonings( mustard, jeera, and hing). Now add chopped onion and fry till translucent. Now add tomato and add a little salt and cook till the tomato is soft. Now add all the boiled vegetables with the water and mix well and boil for 5minutes. Now add 2tbsps of the ground masala powder, adjust the salt and boil till the desired consistency is reached.. ENJOY...


Deepa Hari said...

Saagu looks lovely...nice color...recipe sounds interesting and new to me.

Vidhya said...

new recipe to me... sounds yum.. will try it soon

Suma Rajesh said...

its new to me..looks good...

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me....Looks vibrant and yum.

Asha said...

Slurp!!! I am craving for Saagu now.I will make it, any saagu recipe attracts me! Thanks Paaru!:))

Ashwini said...

Ahh very tempting..Lovely color of the saagu..

Smitha said...

Looks so good. The smell of the spices roasting must have been soo good..I love this curry. It is so much like Adrida-huli that mom makes..

Madhumathi said...

Nice presentation..
The saagu looks yummy

Cham said...

Saagu is very new, love noolkol! very delicous!

Preety said...

this is new and interesting recipe..looks good

Usha said...

Saagu looks delicious, lovely color...I am so glad you tried the oat barley roti and that you all liked it,thanks for letting me know:-)

Dershana said...

This is a new recipe for me. sound really healthy with all those veggies and lentils.

Archy said...

Saagu looks gud and goes well with rotti.. yummy !! Shall try thid malnadu version !!
Hey, award waiting for u.. do pick it :)!!

sangeetha said...

awesome,,,it looks yummy,,the garden is beautiful paru!!!