Sago /sabudana/javvarsi idlis – Instant idlis recipes

I saw this interesting recipe for instant idlis at Lakshmi’s place and tried it immediately. It came out really good and we enjoyed them hot with coriander chutney one friday evening. I always look out for instant idlis as they are easy and quick, you dont have to ferment the batter for long. You must have seen my instant rava semiya idlis too. Sago idlis is a ideal tiffin item and has to be enjoyed hot as they dont remain soft for a long time. But of course, the batter can be kept ready and idlis can be made just before when they are to be served. Thanks Lakshmi for the recipe.

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Course breakfast

south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course breakfast
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Roast the sago till they a light brown in colour. Grind it to a coarse powder. I used instant sago, so I did not grind it and used it as it is.
  2. Also roast the rava for sometime. Combine both and add curd and mix well. Then heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies. As it sputters, add this to the sago mixture. Add coriander leaves and salt and mix the batter well.
  3. As Lg has mentioned, the batter is not like that of the usual idli batter. Its quite thick. Spoon in some batter on the idli moulds. Steam them for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve HOT with chutney or sambar.
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  1. Yummy, so fluffy it looks, I will definitely try this and the chutney looks mouth wateringly yummy too.

  2. Even I have bookmarked those idlis. Yours look soft and fluffy.

  3. they look so nice and fluffy!! yummy looking chutney on the side!

  4. brilliant idea…love to have some

  5. brilliant idea…love to have some

  6. Priya Suresh

    Idlies looks fluffy n prefect…

  7. Shama Nagarajan

    looks yummy and soft…..

  8. looks interesting…….

  9. Love the sound of these idlis, looks soft and fluffy πŸ™‚

  10. nice idea,never heard of this,looks spongy!!

  11. The minute I read ‘no fermentation’ I bookmarked the recipe πŸ™‚ Lovely one!

  12. even i loved these idlis,..:-)

  13. great ones sowmya..perfect for my lil one who asks for idlis out of the blue!

  14. I have never had idlies with sago, looks so soft .

  15. Taste of Mysore

    perfecto! glad you liked them πŸ™‚

  16. Viki's Kitchen

    Idly looks fluffy and yummy. Good idea.

  17. I have very little success with sago. But fry and grind may just work! Nice one, Soumya!

  18. Looks nice …

  19. That sounds great.. the sago must lend a nice texture.

  20. Poornima Nair

    Looks soft and fluffy and involves non of the hassles of grinding the regular batter.

  21. Mahimaa's kitchen

    oh interesting.. new recipe to me. will try. looks yummy.

  22. Looks fluffy and tasty with chutney

  23. new to me sowmya..i love sago in any dish..i will definetely try this idlis!!

  24. β™₯Rosieβ™₯

    A new one to me but looks delish Sowmya!

  25. i too am a big fan of instant idlis..i myself tried rava idlis this weekend they were perfect & quick too

  26. yummy idlis… no fermentation means am extra happy to try it πŸ™‚

  27. intersting combo! Idlis look so delicious and soft Sowmya!

  28. I never realized that it can be made with sago.

  29. i love these hassle free recipes πŸ™‚

  30. easycrafts

    Apart from rava idlis, I have never tried any other instant idli..maybe i will try this one

  31. Madhu's cooking gallery

    love this fluffy idli. I haven’t tried this yet. Looks delicious and I am tempted to try now πŸ™‚

  32. Divya Vikram

    Sago idli is in my todo list. Looks perfect..


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