Thursday, June 16, 2011

Vegetable Saagu

                     Mixed Vegetables: 2 cups (Beans, Carrot, Potato, Peas, Cauliflower)
                    Oil: 2-3 tbspn
                    Mustard Seeds: 1/4 tspn
                    Asafoetida(hing): pinch
                    Curry leaves: 1 sprig
                    Salt to taste

Masala to Grind:
                            Onion: 1/2 cup
                            Coriander Seeds: 2-3 tbspn
                            Cumin Seeds( Jeera): 1 tbspn
                            Black Pepper: 10-12
                            Poppy Seeds(gasagase): 2 tbspn
                            Whole split peas( Hurigadale): 1 tbspn
                            Green chilli: 2-3
                            Cinnamon: 1 inch piece
                            Cloves: 3-4
                            Coconut Powder: 1/2 cup
                            Tamarind Extract: 1 tbspn
                            Ginger: 1/2 inch piece
                            Garlic: 3-4 cloves
                            Coriander leaves to garnish
             1. Roast Onion, Coriander seeds, Jeera, Black Pepper, Cinnamon stick, Poppy seeds and cloves one by one.

             2. Grind roasted ingredients along with ginger, garlic, green chilli, tamarind, Coconut powder, whole split peas and Coriander leaves with little water and keep aside.
             3. Boil the mixed vegetables in a pan with enough water. add salt and do not over cook.
             4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard. when mustard starts to splutter, add curry leaves and hing.
             5.  Add the grinded masala and cooked veggies. check for salt.
             6. Cook for few mins.
             7. Serve with Puri, Chapathi, Rava idli or Dosa.

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