Friday, 6 September 2013

Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu Dana Upma)

Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)
Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)

Sago Upma is very easy to prepare and it takes less time to cook. It can be served as breakfast or for evening snack. Usually Common Sago which are little big and white in color is used to prepare Upma/Khichdi.
In south India, we use nylon sago which are small and transparent. We use it to prepare dessert and it would be enough if we soak in water for 30 mins. But due to various varieties, sometimes the soaking and cooking time varies.

The nylon sago which i used for this recipe took so long to soak and i had to cook it in water for few mins to make it soft. Adjust your soaking and cooking time accordingly. I got few tips from my aunt and tried this recipe. The peanuts added will give a crunchy taste and lemon juice will make it little tangy.

Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)

Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)


Ingredients :
  • 3/4 cup Nylon Sago - washed & soaked overnight or for 4-5 hours
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 medium sized onion - finely sliced
  • 2 green chilies - finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • asofoetida- a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal (ultham paruppu / black gram)
  • 1 tsp channa dal (kadala paruppu / bengal gram)
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)


Method :

To Cook Sago :
  • Wash and soak sago in water for 4-5 hrs or overnight. Soak in enough water to cover its top. If the water gets absorbed, then add little more water. I soaked it overnight. 
  • But next day, most of the sago were still dry so i cooked sago in enough water with 1 tbsp oil for 2 mins on low flame. Then drain the water completely through strainer and spread sago on a plate. Let it cool for sometime. Then sprinkle 1-2 tbsp rice flour and mix with sago so that the grains separate. Keep sago aside.

To Prepare Upma :
  • Grind roasted peanuts in a mixer or just crush to coarse powder using mortal & pestle. Keep it aside.

  • Grease the inner walls of pan or kadhai with little oil and heat 1 tbsp oil. Tamper mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.

  • Add chopped onions, curry leaves and green chilies. Saute a while. Add ground peanuts and turmeric powder.
  • Saute a while. Add cooked sago and salt to taste. Add little oil in between cooking if needed. Mix everything well and garnish with chopped coriander. 
  • Cook for 2 mins on low flame and remove from the heat. At the time of serving, sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot/cold.
Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)

Sago Upma (Javvarisi / Sabu dana Upma)

22 comments:

  1. Lovely, healthy and delicious upma Preethi, nicely made...

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  2. Love the cute sago pearls, but like u said it is tricky to cook :-) would love to try this one PT, I am gawking that spoon :P... btw love the addition of peanut powder yum!

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  3. I always want to make this sago upma, unfortunately i dont get nylon sago here, wish i get a bowl of it.

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  4. Another creative idea and I am loving it. What a spot on way of using sago for upma.

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  5. love the sago pearls da... but never tasted the upma... will try soon...

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  6. nice to see pics in a white background... ur verion of upma looks nice.. i make it in teh maharastrian style.. adding potatoes and aittle sugara and using cumin seeds for tempering..:)

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  7. Delicious looking upma,nice and tempting clicks as always...

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  8. One of my favorite simple to go breakfast...love your rustic look of the clicks.

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  9. Healthy breakfast.loved the lifco dictionary click.

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  10. we make this sago upma when we do fasting and i love this a lot :) looks super delicious dear !!

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  11. Good one...even in Chennai I am not getting nylon soga preeti
    . So everytime my mom brings I. Nice clicks...

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  12. helathy n yummy upma.last clik luks too good

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  13. Perfect and colorful sago umps! Nice pictures!

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  14. looks perfect and delicious preeti :)

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  15. Upma with sago, very new to me. Will tryout soon. Looks great and delicious.

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  16. I love sago upma, looks really nice and your pictures and very beautiful, especially the one with the book, lovely.

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  17. wonderful recipe...looks delicious

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  18. i have never used this type of sago ! generally take the big one ! good one anyway !

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