Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Onion-Potato Saagu

Coming Sunday is Father's day and I have sort of already made a list of things to cook on that day. One of them is Onion-Potato Saagu, which is my husband's favourite. This saagu goes well with plain Idlis, Rava Idlis,Set dosas, pooris and Chapathis. When you are running short of vegetables and when you dont have time to cut all the vegetables to make saagu, this saagu comes in handy. We may not have any veggies in the refrigerator but we will always have onions,potatoes and tomatoes. Easy to cook and taste great. So here goes the recipe.

Serves 4-5 people

4-5 red medium size onions
5-6 small or medium size potatoes(I use the white variety)
2-3 very ripe medium size Tomatoes
3 Table spoons besan
5-6 Green chillies(or adjust according to taste)
Salt to taste
1/4 spoon sugar
2 Table spoons oil
Mustard seeds
1/4 Tsp Channa dal
Few curry leaves
Few coriander leaves

Chop onions finely. Wash and peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces. And until you use them you can put them in water so that it will not turn brown. Chop tomatoes finely. Chop green chilles,coriander leaves.

In a medium size deep pan heat oil and add mustard seeds,once it starts to pop up put channa dal and once it turns into golden brown add green chillies, curry leaves and immediately add onions and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then drain water, if you have put the potatoes in water, and add and fry it for couple of seconds and add little water so that the potatoes does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Once the potatoes and onions are half cooked add tomatoes and add little water if need. Once potatoes,onions and tomatoes are cooked add sugar and salt.

In a small cup mix besan with little water, make sure there are no lumps and add to the saagu and immediately add some water since besan tends to stick to the bottom of the pan.

Add water if saagu is too thick to adjust the consistency and boil for 5-10 mins. And take off from heat and garnish with coriander leaves and serve this with either poori,chapathi,plain idlis or rava idlis and enjoy!


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