Sunday, 13 December 2009

Poori and Sagu..a delectable combo preparation from Karnataka

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I am posting yet another famous preparation from Karnataka, the Sagu. The sagu is normally served with hot pooris. It’s also served as a filling for masala dosa instead of the normal potato subzi (sagu-masala dosa). It is also served with Set Dosa. This preparation is very commonly seen in Kannadigaa weddings. It can be made with or without onions. I make it without onions and is perfect for Jain people too. This recipe again I have learnt  from my dear MIL. It is a simple preparation to make with mixed vegetables. If the vegetables are chopped, this takes no time to prepare. Inspite of the simplicity of the preparation this is very tasty and delectable.
The most important thing which I feel about the preparation of this curry is, it’s very healthy as you eat a mix of vegetables and it can be cooked with very less oil as the poppy and coconut used in the preparation also release oil. It is a beautiful blend of mild flavours and spices. It has a nice creamy texture because of the coconut and poppy seeds. It has spiciness because of green chilies and cloves.
I had cooked this on weekend on S’s demand as it makes a good brunch/lunch item and is quite filling. He liked it a lot and was happy and satiated after this heart filling lunch Open-mouthed. So here we go…
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Ingredients
a handful of spinach chopped
a potato peeled and cubed
a small carrot peeled and cubed
half cup peas
a Kohlrabi/Knol kohl/ Navalkol peeled and chopped
a Turnip/Shalgam peeled and chopped
4-5 large florets of cauliflower chopped
8-10 french beans chopped
Salt to taste…
To grind together
half freshly scraped coconut
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp poppy seeds
4-5 tbsp roasted chana daal
2 inch cinnamon stick
4 cloves
8-10 green chilies
To temper
oil
mustard seeds
a few curry leaves

Method for making Sagu
Chop all the vegetables and keep them ready.
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Boil these vegetables in a pressure cooker for one whistle. One must cook the vegetables and not overcook.
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Grind together all the items under the heading ‘to grind’ to a fine paste.
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Heat a little oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Put the ground paste and mix properly.
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Add in the cooked vegetables and the salt.
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Mix properly, add some water to adjust the consistency to get a thick gravy after having finished cooking.
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Cook for about 10 mins so that all flavors are nicely imbibed by the veggies and then serve the curry with hot pooris.
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Ingredients for Poori
3 cups of Whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
water to knead
oil for frying

Method to make Pooris
Mix wheat flour and salt and make a tight dough using water.
Make lemon sized balls and flatten them. Put some oil on them.
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Deep fry them in oil to a golden colour. These should puff nicely.
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Sending this to RV and Sunita’s  Think Spice- Think Poppy Seeds .
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42 comments:

PJ said...

This dish is new to me, looks very interesting!

SE(Denufood) said...

the sagu is new to me...the poori's looks so very tempting...i add a little sooji to puri dough..

Pari said...

ya SE, the poori's can be made in various ways, some people add semolina/rava, a few maida, some add daliya. I like the daliya version personally.

Dolly said...

Wow ,Your Poori Sagu looks awesome. Sagu is new to me too but looks so yummy and healthy. Love your detailed step by step instructions.Please could you send some here. Its lunch time and I can eat ur hot and perfectly puffed pooris right now...OMG NOw I'm craving for Pooris....lol.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Wonderful dish!!! This is very new to me. I will cook this one shortly.
Regarding Puri, to keep it soft, add oil to the Flour ( say 1tbsp)in 3 cup and mix then add water, ( I am sure you know this, just to refresh :-).
You can try Bengali style Luchi, a thinner version. My wife makes with 50:50 whole wheat flour and Maida. If there is formal gathering she makes from 100% Maida, which gives creamy white Luchis. In all cases, oil needsto be added to dry flour.
Happy cooking and best wishes

Cardamom said...

Looks wonderful...a winning combination always!

Gulmohar said...

Very healthy and yummy curry...Would like to try it sometimes since I love to cook curries with many veggies in it, for my kidoos :-)

Priya said...

Wow puffy poori and saagu together looks wonderful Pari...sagu looks tempting and delicious..as u told, prefect combination!

Siddhi Shirsat said...

Hey pari...i had never heard of this dish...its luks realy tempting, with pooris it vl taste awesome...vl try this now

Latha said...

Poori & sagu looks awesome...it reminds of the hotels in bangalore :).

Sumi said...

Sagu with poori, thats really a new combo too me.Looks delicious

Cham said...

I made sagu from Asha's blog. My husb favo combo! Lovely!

Padma said...

Lovely combo Pari... One of my fav... can have the sagu with anything. The taste is sure divine. Both look so yummy.

Katy ~ said...

Gosh, this sounds good! I would love to try this. I wish I lived next door to you so I could watch you make this.

Sanjana said...

Gorgeous recipe, the poori have puffed up really well- this would make a wonderful lunch!

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow Its the best breakfast i wud say.Looks wonderful:)

Madhu said...

Yummy poori-sagu always the ultimate, Poori has puffed up perfectly.Nice presentation.

Divya Vikram said...

Poori sounds delicious with the saagu!

Tina said...

Nice comb dear..Its new to me...Poori looks perfect and tempting....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely plate, can have it right away.

Gita said...

Nice puffed up yummy puris!...the sagu is new to me...looks tasty with the puris :)

Nandini said...

I thought sagu is a companion of set dosa. Anyway, adding spinach in sagu must have a completely different taste! Mmm!

Sushma Mallya said...

i have had this combo in restaurents when i was in bangalore...looks very delicious...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Yummy combo..Sagu is new to me..Perfect pooris:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

yummy yumm !! lovely combination!! nice puffed up pooris with the sagu, very appetizing!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too love this combo Pari! Tempting pictures!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A all time of fav of many ..simply tasty looking combo my dear...

sangeeta said...

i have heard about saagu a lot n came across the recipe for the first time...looks similar to a south indian kuruma ...
healthy n low fat n i'd love it for sure...
recently tried a low fat version of the kuruma n loved that too..

Yasmeen said...

yum! the post got me hungry :D

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum...

Happy cook said...

I have never ha dpuri with this curry, love the combo. An,d your puris have so much puffed up.

Preeti Kashyap said...

ahhhh...i love bangalore for its food...and this sagu looks yummm pari!

Shri said...

That curry looks very delicious with pooris.That looks a little like the curry that goes with Appam..

radha said...

Looks so good. Saw the sagu recipe elsewhere too, and now I am hungry and it is long after dinner time.

Chitra said...

Will try this combo for sure..have bookmarked..thanks pari :)

Gouri Guha said...

The curry is different from that I serve with pooris...looks tempting and inviting.
...and keep smiling...

Supriya said...

Your sagu - poori looks so mouth-watering Pari. Hope u are feeling better now after the bout of pneumonia.

Valarmathi said...

Yummy combo, looks delicious.

Anshika said...

Pari that was a super combo. Loved it. Also the pics are pretty.

my kitchen said...

Lovely combo,looks inviting

Anupama said...

Never tried Sagu with poori... always had the traditional potato masala... this sounds very interesting though.. bookmarked!

meeso said...

That all looks delicious! I love your step-by-step pictures!

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