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Sabudana idli recipe | Sago idli recipe | Javvarisi idli recipe

sabudana idli recipe with step wise photos. Super easy to make healthy and tasty sago idli- no grind
Prep Time10 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 18
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup idli rava
  • 1/2 cup sabudana pearls
  • 1 cup sour curd
  • Salt
  • For tempering
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 3 tablespoons grated carrot
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon channa dal
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons oil


  • Rinse sabudana pearls well and take in a large bowl. Add idli rava, required salt and 1 cup sour curd.
  • Mix well and let sit for 8-12 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to steam, add 1 to 1.5 cups water and mix well. The batter should be of idli batter consistency.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a kadai and temper with all the ingredients except coconut.
  • Add the tempering and grated coconut to the batter.
  • Mix well and pour into greased idli plates. Steam for 10-12 minutes. Serve sabudana idli hot.


Adding sour curd helps in fermenting.
You can cut the soaking time to 3-4 hours, add 1/4 teaspoon fruit salt or baking soda and steam the idlis.
Quantity of curd depends on the quality of rava and sago. Add accordingly.
Do not add more water. The batter should be thick.


Calories: 560kcal