1 cup Greengram seeds / Hesaru Kaalu
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.