Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Potato Saagu


Potatoes – Medium sized (4-5)
Onion - 1 big
Tomatoes – 2 to 3
Curry leaves – 1 strand
Coriander leaves - ½ cup
Cumin seeds -½ tspn
Mustard - ½ tspn
Asafetida – pinch
Garam masala – 1tspn
Turmeric powder - ½ tspn
Red chilli powder – 1 tspn or more according to your taste
Gram flour (besan) – 1 tspn mixed with water
Oil – 1 tbl spn


1. Pressure cook potatoes with salt and water; peel and mash them.
2. Take oil in a pan; add mustard, cumin seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, onion and fry till the onions turn transparent.
3. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and red chilli powder. Fry till the oil separates.
4. Add the mashed potatoes, salt, and little water. Boil this for 5-6 mins and add the gram flour mixed with water. This helps in binding the saagu.
5. Finally check for salt and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

This Saagu goes best with Rave Idli (Semolina Idli) and Coconut or Raw chutney. You can also serve it along with Dose and Chapathi too!

This one is heading to Srivalli's Curry mela!


Priti said...

Hey Veda, Potato Saagu looks very tasty...and the picture is so gud.

easycrafts said...

Looks tempting..

Illatharasi said...

Veda, saagu looks yummy:)

Shreya said...

Potato sagu with rawa idli looks so yum.. have never tried it..will do now:-)

Artfulife said...

I wish I knew where to buy the ingredients for this recipe. It looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. I will be dropping by your blog again. Hopefully I can find a market where they carry the ingredients very soon. Take care!

Cynthia said...

Your plate is very attractive.

Cooking Station said...

Idli & Saagu yummy! Apt entry. I have clicked the fridge magnets and my poor memory ...forget to post it on my blog. Will do it soon.

Veda Murthy said...

hey all...thank u so much !!!!

CS: waiting for ur entry to fridge magnets event!

and to all my friends ....send in all ur entries!

Veda Murthy said...

artfulife: veggies used here u get in most of the stores....and the remaining ingredients You can find them in indian stores would be nice to know if u could find them!

Priti said...

Check my blog award waiting for U

Sia said...

Veda, i happen to visit ur blog while blog hopping and felt really good to see so many kannadiga recipes. do continue to post more such recipe:)
saagu looks delicious.

Usha said...

Hi Veda,This looks delicious :)

G.Pavani said...

hi veda,

Thank for u r good words on my blog.ur potato saagu i very good.I tried it.Its amazing.

notyet100 said...

nice click,..looks delsih

Anonymous said...

Hi Veda,
I tried this out at home and it was delicious. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Being an Iyengar, why would you cook with onions? It would be good if you could do it without onions.

Archana said...

Hey veda,

I tried this side dish and this was finger licking...e had this with poori's and this was awesome...thanks!!