Mixed Vegetable Sagu
by Tarla Dalal
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Mixed vegetable sagu is a popular dish that can be had in most parts of south india. This versatile side dish goes well with puris, dosas, aappam, and even rice! if in a hurry, you can whip it up in a jiffy using readymade sagu masala that is available from various brands in most supermarkets. For best results, ensure that the vegetables are cooked just right – they should neither be crunchy nor too mushy.
- Heat a small pan and dry roast the urad dal on a medium flame, while stirring continuously till it turns golden brown in colour. Keep aside.
- When cool, add all the other ingredients and blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee/ oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, red chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves, mix well and sauté on a medium flame, while stirring continuously till the dal turns light brown in colour.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame, while stirring continuously till they turn translucent.
- Add the mixed vegetables, turmeric powder, salt and 1¼ cups of water, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 12 to 15 minutes or till the vegetables are tender, stirring once in between.
- Add the prepared powder masala, mix gently and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot garnished with fried cashewnuts.
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