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.