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javvarisi sundal recipe

Javvarisi Sundal - Sabudana (sago) Sundal

Javvarisi Sundal recipe for Navratri with stepwise photos.
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 3 to 4


  • Javvarisi or sabudana - 1/2 cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Green chili - 1
  • Fresh grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Roasted peanuts - 1 tbsp crushed
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1/2 tbsp



  • Rinse javvarisi well for 2 to 3 times. Place the rinsed javvarisi in a bowl. Sprinkle a handful of water over it. Mix well and close the bowl with a lid.
  • Let it rest overnight or for 8 hours. It will be soft to the touch and each grain will be separate. I used the Nylon variety Javvarisi.
  • Rinse and soak yellow moong dal in a bowl for 1-1/2 hour before you start making the sundal.

How to make Javvarisi Sundal:

  • Heat 3/4 cup water in a pan. Let it come to a boil. Add drained yellow moong dal, turmeric powder and cook till it becomes soft to the touch. You should be able to mash the dal between your fingers. But it should also not be overcooked to make it mushy. Drain any excess water and set aside.
  • In a mixer jar, add grated coconut, ginger, green chili and grind to a coarse paste without adding any water. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add coarsely ground paste, curry leaves and cook for 1/2 minute over low flame.
  • Add javvarisi, salt and mix well so that the paste gets mixed well with javvarisi.
  • Add cooked and drained yellow moong dal and once again mix gently taking care not to break the dal and make it mushy.
  • Switch off the fire and take the pan off the stove.
  • Add crushed, roasted peanuts, squeeze in lemon juice and mix gently.
  • Serve this javvarisi sundal piping hot.