Aaloogadde Sagu (Potato Sagu)

This is our favorite accompaniment for rava idli or rave idli.

Ingredients :

Potato : 3

Grind to smooth paste :
Coconut : 4 spoons (freshly grated coconut)
Gasagase : 1tsp (toast it on a hot pan till it starts changing it's color)
Khuskhus (Hindi), poppy seeds (English)
Cloves : 4 (toast it on a hot pan till it plumps)
Cinnamon: 2" stick (toast it on a hot pan till it gives good aroma)
Roasted chickpeas : 1tsp
Green Chillies: 4
Ginger : a small piece
Coriander leaves : 1tbsp (chopped)
Star Anise powder : a pinch

Temper: Oil, mustard, asafoetida

1. Pressure cook potatoes, peel them and roughly chop them into pieces. Keep them aside.
2. Grind all the ingredients under 'grind to smooth paste'
3. Heat oil and add mustard seeds plus asafoetida. When mustard stops spluttering, add ground paste and a cup of water. Add salt, potatoes and bring this mixture to boil.
4. Taste and adjust the salt. Switch off the stove and let it sit for 10 minutes before you serve with rava idlis.



Reva said...

Awesome side dish for idlis..:) wonderfully flavourful..

virunthu unna vaanga said...

wow its really tempting me to have now itself.... Yummy... have noted...
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chef and her kitchen said...

I make mixed veg sagu with the same base and I make potato sagu for rava idli in a different way..this kind of alu sagu/kurma we make for ghee rice and now this kind of sagu is new 2 me though I have made similar versions,..will try ur version next time
I think my comment is confusing..;)

Srividhya Ravikumar said...

looks yummy...

Lakshmi said...

Indeed you made me read your comment atleast 5 times.
I know with a little twist here and there we can create many varieties of sagu.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very nice saggu, Love to have this with pooris

lubnakarim06 said...

Never tried potato recipe with Idli....this sounds yum...

Priya Suresh said...

Excellent side dish, have to make some soon.

notyet100 said...

This one looks delicious ,perfect with poori and a cup of hot tea,,,:)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Idlis look super cool! love the saagu

Unknown said...

Alugadde saagu, anytime :-), looks good. This seems to be mixture of the usual Mysore saagu & a little bit of North Indian gravies, right?

Lakshmi said...

Hi Nagashree, this has no north indian element :(
If adding ginger is giving that feel, i would say we add ginger where vegetables and grains tend to produce gas. It is just to prevent that. Nevertheless, it tastes good coz of richness from coconut and poppyseeds.

Alamelu said...

can't keep up with your speed of putting up new posts... Its fun though :-). rave idly and potato saagu reminds me of MTR...Loved the way you've arranged the carrot strips. My son was like, "we can play tic-tac-toe on it" :-)

Cham said...

I love with puris this sagu, never tried with rava idlis combo