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Javvarisi upma, How to make sago upma

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Javvarisi upma or sago upma is one of my favorite childhood breakfast amma makes. Nostalgia restored with this delicious recipe. Full video post stepwise photos.

One more upma in my collection which I wanted to add for long time. Some how never make it as if I am not consuming plain carbs for breakfast. When I tried sabudana khichdi itself I wanted to make and post javvarisi upma. It took this long for me to try it. Even though I added 2 weeks earlier to shoot schedule, I kept forgetting to soak the sago.

I used pepper sized sago. You can use smaller ones, but not bigger than this. You can use Nylon javvarisi too to make javvarisi upma.

How to make perfect javvarisi upma?

Wash and soak javvarisi over night. Water should be just enough to immerse the sago. Next day, it will be all dry and absorbed the water. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and temper with mustard, urad dal, chana dal, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves. Add 1 finely chopped onion and some carrot. Saute until translucent and add soaked sago and required salt. Mix well and cooked covered for 6-8 minutes in low flame. Stir every 2 minutes until translucent.

I even wanted to try instant upma for people like me who often forget, and asked mom, but she told it turns out good only if soaked overnight. For best results, soak in just right amount of water.

If soaked in more water, it might turn sticky or mushy. Not soaked enough time? Wont get cooked inside.

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Variations:

Also you can fortify this upma by adding some cooked moong dal (not mushy but just rightly cooked as we cook for sundals) or with vegetables. I have seen people also adding turmeric. If you like you can try all these.

Is video more your thing?

Here’s a quick video on how to prepare javvarisi upma

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Javvarisi upma | sago upma

Javvarisi upma or sago upma is one of my favorite childhood breakfast amma makes. Nostalgia restored with this delicious recipe. Full video post stepwise photos.

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Cup measurements

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Javvarisi / sago
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Carrot finely chopped
  • 4 Green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp Ginger finely chopped
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 2 tbsp Oil I used Ground nut oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 Sprig Curry leaves

Instructions

  • Wash and soak sago overnight. Water lever should be just to immerse it.

  • Next day, the water will all be dried up and fluffy. If you press it, it will get mashed like flour.

  • Heat a pan with oil. Temper with mustard, urad dal, chana dal, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.

  • Add onion and fry till soft, without changing colour. Add carrot and saute for a minute.

  • Tip in the javvarisi and required salt in sprinkled way. Mix well.

  • Cook covered for 6-8 mins, stirring every 2 mins, in medium or low flame.

  • To check doneness, press one sago and see. If it is bouncy and hard jelly like instead of getting mashed, it is done.

Notes

  • Do not soak in lots of water, it might turn mushy and sticky.
  • Take care not to change the colour of onion while sauteeing, for good looking upma.

Sago upma method:

  1. Wash and soak sago overnight. Water lever should be just to immerse it. Next day, the water will all be dried up and fluffy. If you press it, it will get mashed like flour.
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  2. Heat a pan with oil. Temper with mustard, urad dal, chana dal, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.
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  3. Add onion and fry till soft, without changing colour. Add carrot and saute for a minute.
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  4. Tip in the javvarisi and required salt in sprinkled way. Mix well.
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  5. Cook covered for 6-8 mins, stirring every 2 mins, in medium or low flame. To check doneness, press one sago and see. If it is bouncy and hard jelly like instead of getting mashed, it is done.
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Serve with coconut chutney or as such. I have it as such always.

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