Baby Potatoes – 400 gms

Tomatoes – 3 finely chopped ( 2 blended in to puree)

Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp

Fennel Seeds – 1 tbsp

Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Green Chillies – 4-5

Ginger – 1 small piece

Fried Gram – 3 tbsp

Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp

Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tsp

Ghee/Oil – 4 -5 tbsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Coriander Leaves – 1 bunch finely chopped

Salt to taste


In a cooker, steam cook the potatoes for 2 whistles and once cool peel the skin and keep it aside.

In a mixie, blend the fried gram, green chillies, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and two tomatoes into a fine paste.

In the same cooker, add Ghee /oil and once hot add Mustard seeds, Cumin, curry leaves, Asafoetida finely chopped green chillies and saute for a couple of minutes. Now add the tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes become mushy.

Now add the potatoes, Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Coriander powder, salt  and the blended paste and mix well.

Now add five to six cups of water and allow it to simmer for a few minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Yummy Bombay Saagu is now ready!!

Note: It goes very well with pooris.