Are you looking for a simple, less complicated side dish for chapathi or poori? Do you want to try a healthy side dish with no masala or spices & no onion – no garlic dish? Here is an answer. This is too comfort dish for your tummy as there is not any strong spice or flavour except very mild pepper flavour! Your child will also enjoy this dish with rich creamy coconut gravy combined boiled vegetables. This can be made quickly as no complicated procedure too. You call it sagu/ korma or kootu, but it is a delicious combination to chapathi/ poori. Now, let us see the recipe!
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Chopped mixed vegetables of choice – 1 cup, I used carrot, beans, knol khol, tomato
Fresh peas/ togari/ avarekalu – ¼ cup, you can use soaked dry peas as well
Fresh grated coconut – ½ cup
Pepper corns – 10 , adjust according to required spice level
Salt - 1 tsp, to taste
Oil – 1 tsp (I used coconut oil)
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Dry red chilli - 1
Wash and chop vegetables into small pieces.
Wash peas/ hyacinth beans and boil with chopped vegetables with water and salt. Cook until soft. You can use pressure cooker to cook these vegetables.
Meanwhile, grate coconut. Grind with pepper corns to make smooth paste.
Add this coconut paste to the cooked vegetables. Boil well.
Prepare a seasoning of oil, mustard, cut dry red chilli and curry leaves. On sputtering, add to the curry.
Serve with chapathi or poori.
You can use your choice of vegetables.
If you like mildly spiced gravy, then you can add small piece of cinnamon & 3 cloves while grinding coconut.