13 LEMON SAGO UPMA(JAVVARISI)

Sago - Sabudhana - Hindi,Javvarisi - Tamil,Sabakki - Kannada, Sowbiyyam - Telugu( In telugu this is how it is called in my house...don't know if it has any other name).
This is a recipe shared in by my friend Amutha... she recently prepared this during one of our regular weekend get together's, and everybody loved this and were asking me to upload the recipe.

Sago - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp( Optional)
Green chillies - 2 or 3 slit long
Raw peanuts - 1 tbsp
Roasted and powdered peanuts - 1 - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Lemon - 4 - 5 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut for garnishing.

The sago that has been used in this recipe is called Nylon sago( javvarisi), usually we dont get it here and during the saoking , it won't get soggy as the sago's that we get here in US. For the sago's got here just soak in water for 45 mts and drain out any excess and let it aside for 3 - 4 hours.
For the nylon sago, soak them in water for 2 - 3 hours... if water is fully absorbed, sprinkle some and leave it aside.

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  • In a small bowl take lemon juice... to it add turmeric powder and salt... keep it aside.

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai/frying pan and add cumin seeds,mustard seeds, green chillies , curry leaves and peanuts... fry for few seconds and add soaked sago... keep frying till all the water is absorbed... add the lemon juice with turmeric powder and salt... mix well and also add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil and roasted and powdered peanuts... keep mixing for 2 - 3 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.

    Sending this entry to EC's
  • WYF-Quick Meal
  • Also sending in my other entries for the same event
  • Simple Laddu(Nei Urundai)





  • 13 comments/Reactions:

    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Yup its called Sowbiyyam, even I dont know what else its called in Telugu... Leon with Sago thats nice have trie making Sago upma... tangy and goey I ll like it, gotta try this...

    Trupti said...

    Sago Upma looks delicious Padma ..a different version of Sago Khichdi.

    Pavithra said...

    looks good and we love sago always...

    Prathibha said...

    Even i hv posted abt this nylon sago in my blog sometime back..they r really non-messy food..

    Dhanya Nambirajan said...

    New and interesting recipe to me.Looks yum. Will try it soon:).

    Padma said...

    Thanks Ramya,Trupti,Pavithra,Prathibha and Dhanya :D

    Superchef said...

    great recipe!!

    Sanghi said...

    New recipe.. yummy.!

    EC said...

    Never tried adding lemon to sago upma..both the dishes look so delicious..thanks for participating

    veena said...

    Hi Padma ..
    First time here ...lovely upmavu ..lemon uppumavu is new to me ..will try this for sure ..keep in touch
    love
    veena

    Padma said...

    Thanks SC, Sanghi, EC

    @ Veena ... try and give me ur feedback and keep visiting more....
    Nice to recieve lovely comments from you all :D

    Shreya said...

    interesting combo! great recipes..

    Padma said...

    Thanks Shreya :)

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