How to Cook Vegetable Saagu

by Vithun Kumar Gajendra

Saagu is a curry-like dish popular in the southern parts of India. It goes well with rice, chapati, puri, idli and dosa. Puri-saagu is a particularly well-loved combination.


  • 8 Green chillies
  • ¼ Bunches Coriander leaves
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 5 Cloves
  • ½ Cups Grated coconut
  • 50 Grams Poppy seeds
  • 1 Potato
  • 2 Carrots
  • 200 Grams Beans
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt (to taste)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Soak poppy seeds in water for a couple of hours.

    Step 2

    Add the poppy seeds (with water), coconut, chillies, coriander, cinnamon and cloves into a blender...

    Step 3

    ...Grind this into a fine paste.

    Step 4

    Boil beans, carrots, potatoes and peas along with salt (to taste) until the vegetables are cooked.

    Step 5

    Add the paste obtained in Step 3 to the cooked vegetables, mix well and continue heating this for around 15-20 minutes. Stir the contents regularly.

    Step 6

    The contents should gradually become thicker, and vegetable saagu is ready.