Breakfast is an important meal, a good breakfast is essential to kick start the day. Not in a good mindset, some kind of pressure due to reasons best known to you, unexpected guests, you have brought idli, dosa batter from store but forgot to get coconut so how do you fix a decent breakfast? 
I am sure potatoes and onions will definitely be there in store. You do not have patience to boil potatoes and make a traditional Aloo palya, never mind. I will tell you how to prepare tasty, healthy, presentable dish to serve on the side with dosa, rava idli, akki rotti, akki idli, chapathi, phulka. Have a doubt? Check it out.
  • Ease - Very easy
  • Preparation time - 15 minutes
  • Cooking time - 15 minutes
  • Yield - Enough for four/about 1 lt.
  • Medium sized potatoes - 4 (250 gms)
  • Medium sized onions - 3 
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Coriander - 1 small bunch
  • Cinnamon powder - 2 pinches
  • Jeera powder - 1 pinch
  • Ginger paste - 1/2 spoon
  • Curry leaves - 1 twig
  • Mint leaves - one handful (optional)
  • Fried gram/gram flour - 1 spoon
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup 
  • Salt - to taste
  • Chop onions
  • Wash, dry  and cut  potatoes into small pieces along with skin
  • In a thick bottomed wok heat two spoons of oil, add mustard seeds after  they splutter add curry leaves followed by onions and saute till onions are translucent
  • Add cubed potatoes and saute till raw smell goes, add two cups of water, add salt and cook under low flame till soft
  • When the potato is cooking - Smoothly grind coconut with coriander chillies, fried gram, jeera powder, cinnamon powder, ginger/ginger paste.
  • Add this paste to cooked potatoes, mix well and simmer for two minutes. Add water to adjust thickness if required. Your flavorful potato saagu  is ready to serve.
Notes and tips
  • Cut potatoes with peel for the benefits it offers and to save time.
  • If coconut is not available use coconut milk/ cashew nuts