I am sure many of my readers will be interested to know the spice mix recipe .Spice mix or Podis are an integral part of South Indian Kitchen. This spice mix is whipped in just 5 mins. I was never comfortable to make sagu at home as I always thought i will not get it right. I know sagu is one of the easiest recipes. But don’t judge me here. My mom who is an amazing cook shared this Sagu podi / spice mix recipe with me to ease my fear of making sagu. Now sagu is a regular affair at my place. Sagu spice mix comes in handy when we want to whip up delicious dish quickly. Loaded with veggies sagu is a very popular dish from Karnataka.

What is Sagu?

Sagu is a traditional recipe from Karnataka. There are many variations to the recipe. I make Mix vegetable sagu without onion and garlic. Always use fresh vegetables to make Sagu. It can be served with Poori ,set dosa ,rice or Chapati. Piping hot Sagu with Poori is a pure bliss. A perfect breakfast . It can eaten for lunch and dinner too.

What is the 278th Foodiemonday Theme?

This week our Hostess is Aruna who blogs at She is a versatile blogger with many traditional recipes from Andhra and Telangana. She suggested the theme #SpiceMixSecrets and asked us share podi recipes. I am so happy as i knew what i wanted to share . I love her Gongura Pulihora and Garlic & dry coconut Podi recipe.

Ingredients for Sagu Podi / Spice Mix:

  • Dalchini /Cinnamon: It Has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Rich in anti oxidants and anti inflammatory properties.
  • Lavanga / Clove: Rich in nutrients. High in Anti Oxidants.
  • Poppy Seeds/ Khus Khus: It is rich in copper and calcium and promotes bone health.
  • Fried Gram / Hurigadle : It is good for health. Widely used in South Indian Cuisine.
  • Dhania / Coriander Seeds:It has many health benefits. Rich in vitamins , minerals and anti oxidants.
  • Jeera / Cumin: Rich in anti oxidants , good for stomach ailments and known to have many health benefits.
  • Desiccated Coconut / Ona kobbari / Kopra: It is high in protein. Widely used in south Indian Cuisine.

Recipe for Sagu Podi / Spice Mix:

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 3 Mins
  • Grinding Time : 2 Mins
  • Total Time : 5 mins
  • Course : SPICE MIX
  • Cuisine : INDIAN

Ingredients for Sagu Podi / Spice Mix:

  • 2″ Cinnamon / Dalchini
  • 4 Cloves / Lavanga
  • 1 Tsp Khus Khus / Poppy seeds
  • 4 Tsp Fried Gram / Hurigadle
  • 3 Tsp Dhania / Coriander seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 1/2 Kopra / Desiccated Coconut grated


  • Add all the raw ingredients to a small blender Jar.
  • Pulse it to get a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container and use when needed.
  • Enjoy…………


  • You can double the quantity and store in an air tight container.
  • The weather here is unpredictable . It is too humid here.Hence i store the spice mix in the refrigerator after a week.
  • I add fresh coconut as well when i make sagu.
  • Coconut enhances the taste of Sagu.
  • Will share the Sagu recipe in a separate post.
  • This is to suit the palate of my family.
  • There are many variations of Sagu.
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8 thoughts on “SAGU PODI / SPICE MIX”

  1. This spice mix sounds so flavorful never tried sagu curry also, would love to try it sometime. can we use this spice mix in our regular North Indian curries?

    1. Swaty I have never used it for making North Indian curries. You may add it to stir fried veggies and curries too.

  2. Sagu podi has such a flavorful and delicious sound to it. I love the simplicity of the recipe. Totally new to me.

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