Starchy Sago aka Tapioca pearls are manufactured from Tapioca root. This instant energizer cools the body and does magic to muscles, bones and blood.
The cooling effect of sago helps to bring down the temperature when the baby has fever. It is an ideal summer food too. It is easy to digest , helps in healthy weight gain and best suited for baby breakfast.
A month ago, we planted 3 Tapioca stems in our backyard and it started developing small branches with cute flower-like leaves that I have used in the bg for the clicks…
Javvarisi Kanji Recipe – Ingredients
For Sago Porridge powder
Sago/Javvarisi – 1/4 cup
Whole Urad dal/Muzhu Uzhundhu – 1/4 cup
For Sago Porridge
Sago Porridge powder – 1 tbsp
Water – 1/2 cup
1.Wash sago and dry in scorching sun for 10 mins or under fan for 1/2 an hour until there is no moisture.2.Wash urad dal and dry in scorching sun for 10 mins or under fan for 1/2 an hour until there is no moisture.3.In a kadai, dry roast sago until all pearls nicely puff up. Keep stirring continuously. Dry roast urad dal.4.Once urad dal turns slightly brown, switch off. Let sago and urad dal completely cool down.5.In a mixie jar, first grind sago to fine powder and then urad dal to fine powder.6.Sieve both powders together. Discard the settled granules. Sago Urad Porridge powder is ready. Keep this powder in air-tight container.7.To make the porridge, dissolve porridge powder in water and whisk it until there are no lumps.8.Dissolve it to a watery consistency and allow it to cook in simmer for 8 to 10 mins until slightly thick but pourable consistency reaches. Top it with mother’s milk and serve warm to your baby !
- The shelf life of this porridge powder is 3 months in room temperature and 4 months if refrigerated.
- I have used nylon variety sago and that is preferred for this porridge.
- When drying sago and urad dal, dry them in a cotton cloth for faster drying.
- Do fry sago and urad dal individually as mentioned in the post.
- Always mix mother’s milk in baby’s food atleast till 1 year as it will be easy for the baby to get accustomed to new food. Also, your milk supply will be maintained as you squeeze it out more.
- As I have repeatedly mentioned, I don’t prefer adding salt for babies below 1 year.
Sago – Carbohydrates, Proteins, Dietary Fiber, Vitamins B&K, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Folic acid
Urad dal – Protein, Calcium, Iron, Fibre, Phosphorous & other Minerals