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Saggubiyyam Dosa / Sabudana (Sago) Dosa

South Indian style Authentic breakfast recipe which needs just 4 basic ingredients but has to be fermented. Both Regular & Instant Pot method of fermentation given with step wise pics & tips.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:15 hrs   CookTime:15 mins   Cuisine:Indian


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Since many days, I wanted to share this authentic dosa recipe having Saggubiyyam / Sabudana / Sago seeds, as one of the main ingredients. As per ayurveda, it is said that Sago seeds are best used for reducing heat in the body, especially during summer season. Hence sharing this blog post now, hoping it might be useful for many. Try this and see!

This recipe has just a slight variant of ingredients list than that of my Oil Free – Healthy Dosa / Without Oil Dosa (with Full Video). 

saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.

Important Points to remember for, ‘Saggubiyyam Dosa / Sabudana (Sago) Dosa’:

I have used white short grain rice / sona masoori rice, for white rice. But, any white rice variety can be used for this recipe. 

In the market, you can find Sabudana / Sago seeds, in different sizes. Any size would work for this recipe.

I have tried this recipe many a times, done the fermentation at room temperature and even in the Instant Pot. Check out the step wise pics & tips I gave below.

While making dosa, don’t spread the batter too much, like you do for Regular Plain Dosa. Let it be a bit thick, just as they are meant to be authentically.

These dosa(s) turn out spongy & soft but NOT crispy / thin.

saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.

Health Benefits of ‘Saggubiyyam Dosa / Sabudana (Sago) Dosa’:

Sabudana/ Saggubiyyam/ Sago seeds, are rich in starch, low in fat, useful for weight loss. But on the contrary, they do not have any essential nutrients. So, they are in general used along with any other nutritional ingredient.

As per Indian ayurvedic home remedies, boiled Sabudana / Sago seeds, are specifically given as a remedy to stop excess stools/poo, even in infants.

Minapa Gundlu / Urad Gota / Black Lentils are the richest sources of protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, folic acid. Very high in fiber. Its also full of fat and carbohydrates, a complete healthy, nutritious package of good food for people of any age. 

To Conclude this recipe is Filled with Carbs, protein, iron. These are suitable for Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant Based, Gluten free, Kids friendly diets. 

saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.

How to serve, ‘Saggubiyyam Dosa / Sabudana (Sago) Dosa’:

Being a South Indian breakfast recipe, these dosa are best tasted only when served with South Indian condiments, breakfast sides. Here are my chutney recipes suitable for any idli / dosa.

As shown in the below pic, I served them with 2 South Indian style condiments / pachadi. Recipes for Chutneys⇒ Raw Mango – Coconut Chutney / Mamidikaya – Kobbari Pachadi  and Green Chilli Chutney / Mirchi Pachchadi.

saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned at the end.

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saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.

Ingredients:

  • White Rice  Grains – 1 cup (uncooked)
  • Sago / Sabudana / Saggubiyyam – 2 cups
  • Idli Rice / Parboiled Rice / Uppudubiyyam – 1 cup
  • Urad Dal / Gota / Minapagundlu – 1½ cups
  • Water – as required
  • Salt  –  as per taste
  • Cooking Oil – as required (for making dosa)

Special Ingredients:

  • Idli Rice / Parboiled Rice / Uppudubiyyam
saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Saggubbiyyam Dosa / Sabudana (Sago) Dosa’:

PREP WORK:

Into a wide, large mixing bowl, as per given measurements take all these >>> Sabudana/Saggubiyyam, Urad Gota/Minapagullu, White Rice/Biyyam and Idli Rice/Parboiled Rice
Wash everything twice, pour 6 cups of fresh water for soaking. Leave the bowl on kitchen platform for 5 to 6 hrs.
Later, strain the soaked water. Take small quantities of the soaked content, into a grinder/mixie, add fresh water upto a level they are dipped. Grind into perfect smooth batter. Takes 3-4 mins for each batch.

FERMENTATION at ROOM TEMPERATURE:

Leave the bowl of batter for about 8-10 hrs, at room temperature on kitchen platform in a dry place.
Picture showing the fermented batter in Summer season, after leaving the batter on kitchen platform for 10 hrs. Add enough salt to the whole batter, mix thoroughly. Use it or else store it.

FERMENTATION in INSTANT POT COOKER:

Transfer whole of the smooth batter into the Instant Pot vessel. Close the gadget with any other suitable lid but not the instant pot lid. Set THE MODE to YOGURT and time to 10 hrs.
saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.
After 10 hrs, switch off the gadget, remove the lid, add the required salt. Mix everything thoroughly. Use it right away or else store it.

TO MAKE THE DOSA:

saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.
Put a dosa pan / pan cake griddle on stove-top under high flame. When its really hot, sprinkle few drops of oil, using a half cut onion rub off the oil throughout the pan. Pour 2 ladle fulls of dosa batter in the middle. Using the same ladle, slowly spread the batter in circles. Pour 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil across the outer circle. Let it cook.
saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.
After 2 mins, gently reverse the dosa to the other side. Let the dosa cook this side for 1 min, then fold and serve. Repeat the same for the rest of the batter. Done!!
saggubiyyam dosa / sabudana (sago) dosa.South Indian breakfast recipe that needs fermentation.Instant Pot method fermentation with pics,tips.
Close up look of the perfectly cooked dosa.

Tips:

  • Adjust the salt & oil usage as per your taste.
  • The dosa might turn a bit smaller in size when compared to the regular dosa, as we don’t spread them much.
  • If you prefer to, you can add 1 tablespoon of methi / fenugreek seeds / menthulu at the start for soaking itself. This helps in fermentation process.
  • After fermentation the batter rises up atleast upto 1 to 2 inches in height. So, always use a deep vessel for fermenting the batter.
  • Fermentation without Instant Pot: In summers I just put the bowl on my kitchen platform. But in winters I prefer to put in the oven, which is pre – heated for 5 mins at full temp & then switched off.
  • While making dosa, take small amount of fermented batter in a small vessel, just for convenience.
  • Add very little water to the batter, in case the batter consistency is thick.
  • Mix the batter thoroughly, for every dosa/crepe before pouring the batter onto the pan.
  • Storage:The batter can be stored in fridge for a week. You need not thaw, but use it right away when you take it out. 
  • Pre-cooked dosa are suitable for travel upto a day. But not more than that.

Result:

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Saggubiyyam Dosa / Sabudana (Sago) Dosa

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South Indian style breakfast recipe which needs just 4 basic ingredients but has to be fermented. Instant Pot method of fermentation is also given with step wise pics, tips.
Prep Time 15 hrs
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 20 dosa(s)

Equipment

  • Wide mixing bowl (for making batter)
  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker (for IP method)
  • Blender/Grinder/Mixie.
  • Dosa Pan / Pan Cake griddle

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup White Rice  Grains (uncooked)
  • 2 cups Sago seeds / Sabudana / Saggubiyyam
  • 1 cup Idli Rice / Parboiled Rice / Uppudubiyyam
  • cups Urad Dal / Gota / Minapagundlu
  • as required Water (for soaking, grinding)
  • as per taste Salt
  • as required Cooking Oil (1 teaspoon per each dosa)

Instructions
 

PREP WORK:

  • Into a wide, large mixing bowl, as per given measurements take all these >>> Sabudana/Saggubiyyam, Urad Gota/Minapagullu, White Rice/Biyyam and Idli Rice/Parboiled Rice
  • Wash everything twice, pour 6 cups of fresh water for soaking.
    Leave the bowl on kitchen platform for 5 to 6 hrs.
  • Later, strain the soaked water.
    Take small quantities of the soaked content, into a grinder/mixie, add fresh water upto a level they are dipped.
    Grind into perfect smooth batter.

FERMENTATION:

  • At Room Temperature:
    Leave the bowl of batter for about 8-10 hrs, at room temperature on kitchen platform in a dry place.
  • Picture showing the fermented batter in Summer season, after leaving the batter on kitchen platform for 10 hrs.
    Add enough salt to the whole batter, mix thoroughly. Use it or else store it.
  • In the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker:
    Transfer whole of the smooth batter into the Instant Pot vessel.
    Close the gadget with any other suitable lid but not the instant pot lid.
    Set THE MODE to YOGURT, time to 10 hrs.
  • After 10 hrs, switch off the gadget, remove the lid.
    Add the required salt. Mix everything thoroughly. Use it right away or else store it.

TO MAKE THE DOSA:

  • Put a dosa pan / pan cake griddle on stove-top under high flame.
    When its really hot, sprinkle few drops of oil, using a half cut onion rub off the oil throughout the pan.
  • Pour 2 ladle fulls of dosa batter in the middle.
    Using the same ladle, slowly spread the batter in circles.
    Pour 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil across the outer circle. Let it cook.
  • After 2 mins, gently reverse the dosa to the other side.
    Let the dosa cook this side for 1 min, then fold and serve.
    Repeat the same for the rest of the batter. Done!!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST for step wise pics & recipe TIPS.
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4 comments

  1. Looks good. Can we make idlis too with this batter? I like to use for both as I grind a ton of it.

    1. Hi Ranjini, Thank you 🙂 I think they should work. I didn’t try though. Just add a quarter teaspoon of cooking/baking soda to the batter, just before making the idli(s). Hope this helps. And let me know how they turned out. 🙂

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