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. 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.
- 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
Nice recipe, just caught my eyes, will try and share how my baby likes it. Thanks Shyamala.
I am a quite follower of your site for almost a year now. I tried your recipes for pregnant women when I was pregnant and now I am having a go at your baby recipes for my 8 month old. I like all your recipes you putting an awesome effort.
Now, I have a question about this recipe. Here in UK I don’t get the nylon variety sago instead I got the one which looks white and bit bigger in size. Can I use that? If yes how to deal with that variety please. Is it the same way you did for the nylon one? Like you wash it, dry it and roast.
@Indhu, I am so happy to hear that you are following my recipes from your pregnancy and continuing to follow baby recipes 🙂 Regarding the sago variety, if you want to use the bigger one, better do not wash it. As that big variety tends to absorb water even when you wash just once. Also, it tends to soften and break easily which will complicate the frying process. To avoid this, do not wash it and also do not use the broken pieces for frying. Hope this helps..
Thank you so much for your quick response. I made the porridge powder in the way you mentioned.
@Indhu, You are most welcome .. Hope your baby enjoys it !!
Ya she likes it. Thank you
Hi mam. My daughter is 8 months old but weighing only 6 kgs. Can u suggest receips. How many times can I give this sago urad dal in a week. Tq in advance
U can give this sago urad dal porridge once or twice a week..Give mashed banana.. Give mutigrains porridge/sathumaavu kanji daily.. Here is the link – https://www.myhealthykiddo.com/babies-multigrain-powder/