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Karnataka Style Mixed Vegetable Sagu Recipe

Pavithra M AdigaPavithra M Adiga
Glutenfree and vegan recipe
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 people


Masala paste:

  • Coconut - ¾ cup
  • Garlic - 4-5 pods
  • Ginger pieces - 1 tsp
  • Green chilies - 3-4 nos
  • Poppy seeds - 2 tbsp soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • Cinnamon sticks -1 medium sized
  • Green cardamom or yelakki - 2 pods
  • Cloves - 2

For sagu:

  • Mixed vegetable pieces -  2 cups carrot, french beans, peas, potato are pressure cooked
  • Onion - 1 medium finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 small finely chopped
  • Refined oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Salt as per taste
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery powder - ½ tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
  • Water as required


  • For sagu masala: Take a mixer jar, make fine paste of coconut, garlic, ginger, green chillies, poppy seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves with sufficient water. Keep this aside.
  • Take a thick bottomed wok, heat oil, add mustard seeds, bay leaf saute well. Now add chopped onion and tomato, sauté well.
  • When onion and tomato mixture gets cooked, add the ground sagu masala paste, sauté for a minute.
  • Add vegetables, tamarind paste, salt, jaggery powder as per taste and add required quantity of water for thickness. Simmer until the sagu thickens or boil for 2 minutes with stirring. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Quick and delicious Karnataka style mixed vegetable sagu or curry is ready to be served with poori, chapati, appam, dosa.


Soaked poppy seeds helps in preparing a fine paste. The other method is by dry roasting poppy seeds instead of soaking them.
Adjust salt, jaggery and tamarind paste as per taste.