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What can i say about todays classic dish ? Saagu actually needs no intro to any kannadiga.Mixed Vegetable Saagu is one of the most popular side dishes in almost all restaurants in Karnataka that is usually served with chapathi , poori, set dosa, rava idly,rava dosa,the list is endless.You will surely see a little cup of this along with some chutney . Its so delicious and crowd pleaser.

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Saagu is basically a coconut based  veg curry with a beautiful blend of flavors and spices.It has a nice creamy texture acquired from coconut and poppy seeds.Pudina gives a tempting greenish tint and wonderful aroma to the curry.There is no hard and fast rules for the vegetables to be used, just add whatever you have handy.Best healthy dish to clear of those few leftover veggies lying in the fridge.

Though saagu is prepared in every household and hotels in Karnataka ,each has a secret recipe of their own. Here is my mom’s version of Mixed Veg Saagu recipe

Check Out the Video recipe here :

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Smitha Kalluraya
Saagu is basically a Mint & coconut based veg curry with a beautiful blend of flavors and spices.
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • Finely chopped mixed vegetables like Beans ,Carrot ,Potato, Peas ,cauliflower, chayote squash etc, (Quantity of your choice ;I normally add more vegetables)
  • 2 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 no Lemon
  • Coriander leaves, - to garnish ; chopped

For The Masala ( To grind )

  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp Roasted chana dal /Chana daliya
  • 2 tsp Soaked Poppy seeds / Khus khus
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds Dhania
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1" 3 sticks Cinnamon/ dalchini
  • 3 - 4 nos Cloves/ Lavang
  • 1 no Star anise /Chakri phool
  • 2 no cardamom elaichi
  • little Mace / Javitre / Japtre,
  • 2 - 3 no Dried kapok buds / Shalmali / marathi moggu
  • Ginger, a small piece
  • 3 - 4 pods Garlic
  • 2 - 3 onion, slice
  • 4 - 6 Green Chillies
  • a handful Pudina / Mint / Mint + Coriander leaves

For Tempering :

  • 2 - 4 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Black gram Urad dal
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Haldi
  • 1 pcs Red Chillies, broken


  • Cook the veggies with some salt and water till done. Ensure that they are cooked just right - neither crunchy nor too mushy.
  • For the masala, grind all the ingredients mentioned under masala to a smooth paste adding some water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or pan.Temper with mustard seeds and urad dal .When they splutter add broken red chillies,curry leaves and haldi.Add finely chopped onion .Fry till translucent.Add chopped tomatoes. Fry till mushy.
  • Add cooked veggies and masala paste.Add salt and water.Mix well and allow it to boil well .
  • When it boils,it thickens a bit. If requied add some more water to get the desired consistency. Switch off. Add chopped coriander leaves and squeeze lemon juice.
  • Serve hot hot saagu with poori,chapathi,dosa,rava idly or even rice.


  • In case you don't have all the garam masala ingredients mentioned under masala , you can manage with cinnamon,cloves and elaichi. Later add some garam masala powder.
  • If you want more rich ,you can add some cashew while grinding

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  • Reply
    Linsy Patel
    March 20, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    looks very delicious.

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    nandoos Kitchen
    March 20, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    sounds like a healthy and tasty curry..

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    Radha Natarajan
    March 20, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    definitely my favorite, agree it is a great creamy , tasty side dish something like kurma , but the Kannada version is my favorite and also yes each has their own way of making this, almost the same way we prepare , addition of pudina is new to me, must try.

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    Eliza Lincy
    March 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Seems like kurma. Really a flavourful sagu. Have to try this.

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    Bhawna Bagri
    March 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    looks very yummy and unique…

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    chikkus Kitchen
    March 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Looks so delicious dear 🙂

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    Subha Bose
    March 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Looks yummy and healthy

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    Nalini Somayaji
    March 20, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    nice Mixed vegetable -sagu..

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    March 20, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    healthy & delicious mixed veg curry….

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    Sony P
    March 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Yummy and tasty with loads of veggies !!

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    March 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    healthy and tasty recipe. even goes with idiyappam.

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    Priya Suresh
    March 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Sounds almost like veg kurma, can guess the flavor from here.

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    Sathya Priya
    March 20, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    love saagus with chapathis ..great looking smitha

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    March 21, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Sounds absolutely delicious, we don’t make this but I wish we would, sagu is such a rich profusion of flavors!

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    Rajarama Rao
    March 21, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Excellent Recipe

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    Priya Shiva
    March 21, 2014 at 7:54 am


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    techie ZM
    March 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Looks very healthy and delicious..

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    March 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Lovely recipe.I am yet to start Karnataka recipes.bookmarked it!

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    Eli Z
    March 22, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Saagu .- another dish to test out 🙂 Thanks Smitha- it looks delicious, and as always nice to learn some more of the dish – well told:-) Yum!

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    Mitha Hegde
    March 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Super delicious saagu… My favorite combo with puris.. Loved your recipe.. Will definitely try… 🙂

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    May 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    perfect side dish for chappathi

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    Partha Sarathy
    May 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Excellent sagu. Very authentic indeed. With my wife out of town, tried it today and it turned out fantastic with poori. Thanks for sharing.

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    Partha Sarathy
    May 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. With my wife out of town, tried this with poori and it turned out perfect, just like if she made it.

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    Radisson Blu
    May 29, 2014 at 11:02 am

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    Just Some Words
    June 1, 2014 at 5:15 am

    We add little coconut milk and coconut oil at the end to improve the taste.

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    June 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    looks yum!

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    Apeksha Rao
    July 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Namm Amman manelu ide taraha maaduvudu saaguna! Danke!! This recipe has saved mum & I, the hassle of an ‘adige’ tuition over the phone – while I’m all the way in another cityMuch lover#momsRule

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    October 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Perfection!!! Tastes exactly like the sagu given in many different Sagars around blore. Thanks!

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    January 10, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Awesome!! Tried this recipe for the first time and it turned out the best..thank you very much!

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    Selena Gomez
    July 15, 2015 at 8:12 am

    That dish looks so brilliant. Will try some time. restaurant near venkateshwar college

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    Mobile App Developers
    September 3, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

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    September 11, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..Restaurant in Rajendra Nagar

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    September 17, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I tried your recipe and it came out really good! I’m not too familiar with how sagu should taste but I can say it was delicious with puri; my husband (who knows better) said that it was quite good!

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    October 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Tried this today and turned out great! thank you 🙂

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    November 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Tried this dish today yummy thanks for the recipe!

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    November 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Tried this dish today yummy thanks for the recipe!

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    Saraswathi Ks
    November 9, 2015 at 7:27 am

    in tempering pic…. its urad dal or chana dal? …. u wrote urad dal…. in pic it looks chana dal??????

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    November 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    You can add either or both…

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    December 27, 2015 at 4:43 am

    This looks great! But how many does it serve? And how much vegetables do I need to put for the mentioned amount of masala?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    February 3, 2016 at 7:00 am

    should serve 4-5 people . veggies is your choice

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    March 9, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I tried this recipe. It was delicious. I added little jaggery also. Thanks for sharing.

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    it is just what is so
    May 25, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Very nice perfect recipe .

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    June 5, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Thanks for the recipe. It has come very well, tho I kw the recipe from my mom, I just checked to glance few ingredients, still it came out very well and yummy thanks again

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    August 3, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Yes I tried and it has come out well. Everybody liked in my family. Thank you

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    Sampath kumar
    October 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Good, understandable and tasty recipe. We have relished the preparation. Sampath’s.

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    October 15, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    It’s was yummy… Everyone liked it very much … Tq for d recipe..????

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    Raghuram B
    December 28, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Hey Thankyou for recipe was helpful for my mother.

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    Rajeev Narayan
    March 8, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I know this receipe My mom cooks very well

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    Amrutha Dhananjaya
    March 3, 2019 at 8:50 am

    This is my mother in law ‘s recipe too.. Missing her a lot.. When ever I prepare this. I just have glance to make sure I have used all the ingredients.. Thank you ????

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    Lakshmi Bhathena
    June 29, 2021 at 3:09 am

    5 stars
    Hi Smitha,
    I prepared this saagu today following your recipe and it turned out TERRIFIC !!!
    The only ingredient I did not have was the Kopak bud. Still… the dish turned out VERY YUMMY !! Very authentic taste !!!!
    Somebody commented that this dish tasted just like the saagu served in South Indian Hotels in India with Rava Idli and I FULLY agree !!!!
    I live in New York. The best South Indian Hotels here do not compare to the taste of THIS Saagu !!!!!
    Thank you so much for this gastronomic delight.

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      Smitha Kalluraya
      August 4, 2021 at 3:40 pm

      wow that’s so nice to know .. thank you for sharing your feedback !!

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