Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sago/ Sabbakki Idly

I was cleaning my pantry and found some Sabbakki/Sago seeds. The only dish i knew with this was sabbakki payasa/Sago kheer, Which I wasn't in a mood to make but wanted to try something new with this. Upma is one more dish I know, but nobody likes that in my family. So I started my hunt and found this recipe on some blog, So I thought why not give it a try and ....it turned out so good and I liked it. So its a keep for sure.


1cup Sabbakki/Sago seeds
1cup yogurt
1/2cup Fine sooji
cilantro leaves chopped
1tsp Oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1/2tsp channa dal
1-2 green chillies chopped
salt to taste
3/4tsp ENO/fruit salt

Soak the Sago seeds in the yogurt overnight or at least 6 hrs with additional water if necessary. In a pan make tempering with oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, green chillies and broken cashew nuts(optional), add sooji and roast it for couple of minutes. Cool it and add it to the tapioca-yogurt batter. Add chopped cilantro, salt and eno and mix well. pour it into Idly stand and steam it for 15 Min's. Enjoy with sambar/chutney of your choice. Eat it warm.It is similar to rava idli's but has a little taste of Sago seeds.


  1. saggo kheer is my fav too..the idli looks suoer yum..so soft and delicious..what a nice platter

  2. Wow, love the idea of using tapioca like this , looks so soft.

  3. Sounds interesting and new to me...
    Thx. for sharing dear :-)

  4. hey ! Very innovative use of sago ! rather than the usual kheer or oily sago wadas , I would rather make this ! Come to think of it ...I have some in my pantry ...now I know what to do with it ! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. nice post Soumya ... first of all I didn't know sabudana is a extract of a plant :)plus this healthy recipe is a must try. I loveeeee sabudana and this one I am trying it this weekend :))))

  6. Wow a very different idli recipe..looks so soft and spongy!

  7. yes indeed a new and interesting idli.If any of u try it pls let me know.

  8. wow..this is new to me..will surely give it a try..

  9. :) I had posted this on my blog long ago and we liked it too. I had become a instant fan of this idli when I ate it at my sis place. Her MIL had gladly given away the recipe.


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