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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hesaru Kaalu Saagu


1 cup Greengram seeds / Hesaru Kaalu

1 Tomato

1 Green Chilly

Small piece of Cinnamon / Daalchini / Chekke

1-2 Cloves / Lavanga

Small piece of Ginger / Shunti

7-8 Cumin seeds / Jeera

6-7 Coriander leaves

Grape sized Jaggary

Pinch of Turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1/2 cup grated Coconut

1 small Onion

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

2-3 tsp Oil

3-4 Curry leaves


Soak greengram seeds in water for about 8-10 hrs. Wash it properly and keep it aside.

Chop the tomato into small pieces and put it in a pressure cooker. Add soaked greengram seeds, salt, jaggary, water and cook it. (2 whistles)

Put grated coconut, green chilly, cloves, cinnamon, 4-5 coriander leaves, ginger, cumin seeds in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.)

Chop onion into small pieces. Put mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and chopped onion. Fry them in medium flame until it turns golden in color. Add ground masala and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame.

Add cooked greengram seeds and bring it to boil. Keep the saagu in low flame for about 2-3 mins. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. It goes well with any kind of Rottis.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi this is very nice Saagu, I like this. You can check some of my simple dishes @ my blog,, please comment.