Sago Idlis/Sabbakki Idli ~ Instant Idlis

I found them very unique among idli varieties. I was eager to make when my sis passed down the recipe to me but also a bit scared about the reaction it was going to get from my hubby as I made it for morning breakfast on a working day. Working day mornings are not a good choice for 'first time try' things. It was given a warm welcome to our morning breakfast menu.

You need the following to make Sago Idlis..
Sago : 1 cup (1cup holds 100ml water) (see the instructions below)
Rawa/Semolina/cream of wheat : 1cup (1cup holds 100ml water)
Green chilli paste : 1tsp
Coriander: 1 tbsp (chopped finely)
Salt (catuion! this preparation requires less salt for some reason, be careful while using it)
2.5 cups of sour curds (1cup holds 100ml water)
Oggarane/Tempering/sesaoning/ : oil, mustard,curry leaves

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Optional (You can make step 1-4 previous day and keep the mixture ready)
1.Roast sago/sabbakki/sabudana on tava for 2-3 mins. Let it cool. Powder it to form a coarse powder.
2.Heat a tsp of oil in a wide pan. Pop mustard seeds, add curry leaves and stir. Reduce the heat and follow next step instructions.
3.Add in green chilli paste, coriander, salt and semolina. Stir to mix the ingredients, add sago powder and mix further. When the mixture is warm switch of the stove and transfer the contents to a clean vessel.
4.Let the mixture come to room temparature.
5.Add 2.5 cups of sour curds to it and mix. The batter is not of the consistency of normal idli batter.
6.The batter is little thicker than the normal idli batter.
7.Grease idli moulds and laddle the sago idli mix to the moulds.
8.Steam the sago idli for 20 mins.
9.Serve/Eat hot with chutney. They do not taste good if kept for a long time.

Verdict - Idlis are soft, chewy and tasty

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31 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

wow one more new verity of idli form you i still didn't try wheat rava idli and you came up with one more mmmm bookmarked yes lakshmi they are carrot flowers.

UjjU said...

WoW! Yenidhu? Idli mela naa??? Thumba chenaagidhe. Thanks for commentin :). Illi maaza, frooti yenu sigolla. Mango pulp illa innu salpadina hodre, May nalli maavina hannu, India indha barathe. Adaralli lassi maadbohudu.

Sia said...

Lakshimi, how abt parceling sagu idlis to UK and i will parcel that coconut-mango chitranna to u ;) looks delicious and i am so eager to make this.

Sandhya said...

Superb, Lakshmi. Sago idlis look so yummy. Perfect for a morning breakfast.

I was wondering what to do with two packets of sabakki (I had brought these to make sabakki khichdi/khees but the sabakki was not of the required quality for the khichdi) at home. Now that you have shared the sago idli recipe, I am sure I will try it out.

Cheers,
Sandhya

Ashwini said...

Tumba Channagide..Bayalli neeru surithayide. My aunt used to make this..nanu yavathu madilla ..i will try now..

Smitha said...

Aha! Sabbakki idlis! Very good idea.. try madbeku Lakshmi...

Gayathri Gopinath said...

First time I am hearing this...looks yum...will give a try :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

I was really watching for this recipe... Finally found one. Looks so good. YUM!

notyet100 said...

i think so i will give this a try,..today,..:-)do post more instant idli if u knw,..;-)thnkas again for postin this,..

sowmya said...

sounds good lakshmi..will make it for weekend brunch..

Cham said...

Instant idli, well I will try soon , Love because they are handy! Yummy one

Andhra Flavors said...

Laxmi, if you know how to parcel that, just both of you send me the idly and chutney. pls dont make delay, i won't eat y'day food.
i love that instant idly concept.

Sushma said...

tumba soft agi kantha ide Lakshmi..
madi nodbeku, idara bagge kele iralilla :)
Thanks for sharing such a simple & healthy recipe.

notyet100 said...

when i read ur post i knew i will try them soon,..nd i did tried ,..really yum,..
thnks a ton for postin this even advay liked it,..:-)

LG said...

@ Priyanka,
That was fast Pri..and thanks to you for posting the feedback :)

Sanghi said...

wow, am drooling over them.. can i take one??! Good work! :)

Dibs said...

Never heard of this!! What a surprising recipe! I better stop looking at your blog and do some cooking before I get too hungry to do anything! :-)

prajusha said...

lakshmi,
sago iddli looks nice. first time iam hearing abt sabudana iddli.will try ur version.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Recently only I tried rava idlies,now this too sure I am going to try sometime:)

DEESHA said...

wow, these are soo new to me .. never heard of sago idlis .. the fact that its instant makes it more interesting

Asha said...

This is great, I will deftly try these. I do have pack of sago! :0

Rajee said...

What a great instant idly! Try it soon.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Wow! totally new recipe.. Idly looks super yum! I am going to try this :)

Asha said...

I am going to try this and will post at FH next week. I am curious how it is going to taste, I know it looks good! :)

Purnima said...

Wow, amazing..came here frm asaankhaana...bookmarked! Thanks Lakshmi!

YOSEE said...

Thats interesting. Hadn't heard of it.

Paru ... said...

Wow , I love sabakki..Idlis with this looks amazing and moist..Will try:)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Sounds interesting,any fermentation required?

LG said...

@Sailaja,
No fermentation is required. Let me know if you liked it.

Ahobala said...

I once soaked sabudana and ground with Uddinabele
& prepared steaming hot iddlis. It tasted better than akki idli & was very soft & delicious.Try this method
& you will like it immensely.

LG said...

@Ahobala,
Thank you for your suggestion. May I know the proportion of Sago:Uddinbele please? I would love to try! Thanks!