May 24, 2016

Potato Saagu

Potato Saagu 

Potato Saagu is yummy side dish for chapati/idli .It is  a wonderful combination of potato and spices blended with besan.It is known as Bombay Saagu in restaurants in Karnataka.I learnt this recipe form my aunt.

  • Potatoes- 2 (boiled and mashed)
  • Onion- 1 Chopped
  • Tomato- 1 chopped.
  • Green chillies- 2 nos. 
  • Turmeric powder- pinch
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Chickpea flour (Besan)- 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- few
  • Lemon juice-1/2 tsp (opt)
  • grated Coconut-1-2 tsp

  • oil- 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Jeera-1/2 tsp
  • Hing-pinch
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Ginger-Few shreds
    Method- Mix the chickpea flour with  water and make the paste with no lumps .In a pan, add oil prepare seasonings,next add onion and saute ,next add tomatoes ,add mashed potatoes add water and let it simmer for some time.Next add salt , besan flour paste.Let it cook for some more time,keep stirring in between. Add lemon juice.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and coconut .Serve hot with chapati or idli/dosa.

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May 1, 2016

Ginger Pickle

Ginger Pickle is simple and easy accompainment for Chapati or parathas.Try this version too.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup ginger (cleaned and shredded,sans skin)
  • 1-2 tbsp thick tamarind paste
  • 2 tsp grated jaggery or sugar
  • 8-10 red chillis
  • Salt for taste
  • oil
  • 1 tsp methi/fenugreek seeds
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 fresh curry leaves
  • 2-3 tsps oil
  • Hing-pinch
Method - In a pan,add oil ,fry the shredded ginger for 5-7 mins.Let it cool.Meanwhile fry methi,red chillies for 2-3 mins.Grind it into fine powder.Next grind ginger,tamraind paste,jaggery sans water.Add the spice powder and grind it.Prepare seasoning, add this to the ginger pickle and mix well. Store the pickle in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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