Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Sago & Green Gram Khichdi (Javvarisi Payatham Paruppu Khichdi)

Sago & Green Gram Khichdi (Javvarisi Payatham Paruppu Khichdi)
Sago & Green Gram Khichdi (Javvarisi Payatham Paruppu Khichdi)

Today i'm sharing an interesting and healthy khichdi recipe. Sago and Green Gram Dal makes an excellent combination. Usually i try this khichdi with nylon sago variety which is our family fav. For a change i tried it with large pearl variety, but my husband didn't liked those big sized pearls which were chewy too. Otherwise i was comfortable with this healthy khichdi. I had previously shared Sago Upma which also makes a filling snack/breakfast.
Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Sago - washed & soaked overnight or for 4-5 hours
  • 1/2 cup green gram dal (payatham paruppu / pasi paruppu /  moong dal) - soaked overnight
  • 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 & Green Gram Khichdi (Javvarisi Payatham Paruppu Khichdi)

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 :
  • Pressure cook green gram dal with 1 cup water for 2 whistles. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Drain the water completely and keep the cooked dal aside.
  • 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 cooked green gram dal and turmeric powder. Saute a while.
  • Add ground peanuts. 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.
Notes :
  • If you are using large pearls, then cook it in water for 5-8 mins on low flame. Drain the water completely and spread on a plate.
  • The cooked dal should not be mashy. Make sure to pressure cook for 2 whistles and remove from the flame.
  • You can also add potatoes along with dal. It is optional.
Sago & Green Gram Khichdi (Javvarisi Payatham Paruppu Khichdi)


  1. nice fluffed isnt it ? loved it completely !

  2. Very nutritious and different khichdi..Prefect breakfast.

  3. Wow what a tempting and healthy recipe... Drooling here....

  4. Healthy and yummy Kichdi :-) Nice pics too!

  5. beautifilly fluffed the sago looks... love the first snap... healthy recipe...

  6. adding green gram is a nice idea...the sago pearls look perfect..

  7. Healthy and yummy khichdi. I have sago in my pantry will try it definitely.

  8. healthy and gr8 tips for sago cooking, well prepared...

  9. Healthy and tempting to look at khichdi.

  10. interesting khichdi, adding grams to sago sounds interesting......


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