Potato-corn sidedish (Alu corn sagu)

I have no idea where this name “alu corn sagu” was originated. Alu being Hindi word for potato, Sagu being Kannada word for a spicy curry, this looks like one fusion dish. This recipe is from a Kannada magazine. I love potatoes, corns and sagus. So I had to try this. This turned out to be a very tasty, spicy-sweet dish which can be served with chapathis or puris.

1 cup cooked corn
1 cup boiled, peeled and chopped potatoes
1/2 cup tomato puree (cook tomatoes in boiling water for 2-3 mins, peel and grind)
1/2 cup onion
2 tbl spn fresh/frozen coconut
3-4 red chilies
1/4 cup chopped tomato
1 cardamom
1/2 tea spn chopped garlic
2 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1/2 tea spn coriander powder
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds

Heat oil, fry garlic, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, chilies, turmeric, coriander powder, onion till onions turn brownish. Add the coconut, fry for few minutes and grind all together.
Heat oil and add cumin seeds. Add the paste, fry till a nice aroma comes out. Add tomatoes, fry for a minute. Add corn, potatoes, tomato puree, salt. Cook for few minutes. Serve hot.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 25mins

7 thoughts on “Potato-corn sidedish (Alu corn sagu)”

  1. Its potatoes everywhere, so many of you are posting potato dishes today.
    Potatoes and corn are very unusual combo, looks great.I too love sagu .

  2. I have to run to keep up with you! I’ve never seen this combo of spicing before, though perhaps it is a little similar to a Parsi dish I know for chicken. Quite unusual! With puris it would be a real treat with fresh corn.

  3. i love the way the ingredients link to the glossary. nice work.

    Shilpa: Thanks Bee :). I think it will save me some time as I need not translate same thing again and again 🙂

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