Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sago Kitchdi / Javvarisi Upma | Upma Recipes

Sago is the starchy extract from tapioca. It is also commonly known as sabudhana/Javvarisi/Saggubiyyam in regional languages of India. These are small, dry white balls (about 2 mm or less) which becomes larger, translucent and soft when soaked and cooked. They are mostly used in preparing sweets like kheer/pudding and also savory dishes like upma or fryums. I first tasted this upma when my MIL made. I loved it very much and brought a packet of sago with me during my recent trip to India. I used the smaller variety of sago which is very tiny and called nylon sago. This recipe for sago upma was in the back of the sago packet. This is one simple recipe, which does not require any chopping (even onions) and is ready within no time.


Ingredients:
Pearl Sago - small ones - 2 cups
Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 3 or 4
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsps
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Chana dhal / Split chick peas - 1 tsp


Method:
Wash and soak sago in water for 1 hr. Drain and set aside. Cook the moong dhal with 2 cups of water with 1/4 tsp of salt until soft but still holds its shape.  Heat oil in a wide bottomed non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. When it pops reduce the heat to medium and add chana dhal and fry until it turns light brown. Add slit green chillis and curry leaves, followed by sago and salt to taste. Mix in cut-fold method until the sago turns shiny and transparent, about 5 to 10 mins. Add the cooked moong dhal, mix well and check for seasoning. Turn the heat off and add the grated coconut. Mix well and serve hot. Garnish with cilantro leaves is desired.


Sending this to Srivalli's Breakfast Mela.


46 comments:

  1. Always love this. Awesome Clicks Krithi. Way to go.:)

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  2. Simple and delicious recipe dear. I love ur blog and following u ...

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  3. my favourite.. always grabbed it from my friend's lunch box :) though i havent had success making it .. will try ur way. thanks for the recipe

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  4. Looks yummy..marathi people used to prepare this..once i had it..nice recipe..awesome clicks.....

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  5. This one is new to me, indeed a healthy combo, looks precious :P

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  6. sagoo with mong dal is a different kind of combination for me ...have to try this as sounds yummy

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Very unique recipe,luks delicious...clicks are so tempting.

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  8. This is one good healthy tasty breakfast! Love this.
    Your idea of adding moong dal is great. I'll try :)

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  9. Wow innovative recipe,new to me..looks so delicious.

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  10. Javvarisi upma - have never tried this before... Looks awesome :-)

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  11. Yum yum yummy....looks so fresh, so delectable... :)

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  12. Its a wonderful brunch item and you made it so perfectly!!! looks so inviting..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  13. Beautiful presentation, irresistible and tempting kitchdi...awesome click too..

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  14. Tempting and flavorful kichidi... Super clicks...

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  15. super Krithi..and the pics are awesome!

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  16. I just so much love this upma from childhood and used to calls it balls upma :) Your clicks look so good that it makes me drool instantly.

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  17. Super delicious recipe...clicks are awesome...

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  18. The pic is so very tempting, those sago seeds, almost looking like pearls. Beautifully done :)

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  19. yummy recipe and awesome clicks!!!!!!!!! that's y im following ur blog.....
    Do stop at my blog if u get time..
    Deepthi,
    http://deepthidigvijay.blogspot.com/

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  20. Nice presentation krithi. love this upma... but it never turned perfect for me :(

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  21. Lovely clicks Krithi and i am sure tastes yumm too.. been a while since i made anything with Sabutdana, time to get it out of its pantry hibernation!
    -Richa @Hobby And More

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  22. Looks so yummy and inviting..nice recipe..awesome clicks...:)

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  23. one of my favs...i loved how u used the small sago!...too cute!

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  24. Krithi superb very new to me but excellent.....

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  25. Superb combo and the dish looks awesome.

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  26. பார்க்கும் பொழுதே ஆசையாக இருக்கு...சூபப்ர்ப்...

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  27. delicious combo and wonderful clicks !!

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  28. Beautiful click, simply looks delicious,wonderful breakfast..

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  29. It looks so beautiful & tempting..

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  30. Love how the sago looks like small pearls ~ like this khichdi very much :)
    US Masala

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  31. Kichidi looks delicious .. i like the bowl too :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  32. wow..kiri, love this, the pictures are mind blowing. never tasted this before, but will definitely try. :)

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  33. Looks perfect and inviting. amazing shots too :)

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  34. very nice and yummy version of sabudhana kichidi.adding moong dal sounds new to me.

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  35. Beautiful clicks..Looks so perfect and yummy!!

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  36. Pakka south indian style Upma..Super Krithi, I've always tried the North indian version.. Gotta try this version soon..

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  37. Awesome and delicious Khichidi:)

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  38. that looks really delightful and very very cute :)

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  39. Very healthy and amazing looking kichidi :)

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  40. Picture looks so awesome..thanks for sending it for the mela..

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