Potato Saagu

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Saagu is a most popular and familiar dish of Karnataka. Saagu is gravy which goes out well for breakfast as side dish for Idly, Poori and Dosa. After coming to Bangalore, I had this Saagu with Rava Idly in Adigaa’s and from that I have been a great fan for their Rava Idly pairing with Saagu and Curry leaves Chutney. Let us move on to the recipe…
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Dinner
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5


  • 250 gm Potato â
  • 2 Onions â nos
  • 1 no Tomato â
  • 2 Green Chillies â nos
  • 2 leaves Curry â
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds â
  • 1/4 tsp Split Blackgram €“ ¼ Tsp split blackgram â
  • 1 gm Bengal Gram €“ 1 Tsp bengal â
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder â
  • 2 leaves Coriander â
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 3 tsp Oil â


  • •Peel and finely chop the onions into pieces. Finely chop the green chilies and tomato into pieces.
  • •Pressure-cook the potatoes for 3 whistles (it should be in mashing consistency).
  • •Remove the lid, when the pressure subsides, drain the water.
  • •Soak the potatoes in tap water and peel of the skin. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and mash them nicely (no lumps should be there).
  • •Heat oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard seeds, split black gram, Bengal gram and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • •Add in the green chilies and cook until they turn light white in color.
  • •Add in the tomato and cook until they turn mushy.
  • •Add in the mashed potatoes and turmeric powder along with required quantity of salt.
  • •Cook for 2 mins and pour in 1 ½ cup of water and let it boil.
  • •Give a stir, once in a while until the gravy thickens (semi thick).
  • •Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot. Goes out well with Poori, Idly and Dosa. A perfect combination with Rava Idly.
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