Javvarisi (Sago) Kozhukattai


  • Javvarisi (Sago) – 1 cup
  • Coconut Gratings – 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar – 2 to 3 teaspoons
  • Cardamom Powder – a pinch
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon


  1. Wash the Sago in water for 2 to 3 times.  Put it in a bowl and sprinkle a handul of water.  Close with a lid and allow to soak for  30 to 45 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl put the coconut gratings and add sugar and cardamom powder.  Mix well and keep it aside.
  3. Now, add salt to the soaked sago and  knead it to a thick dough.  If you find it difficult to make the dough, just put the soaked sago in a mixie and run for two to three rounds and make the dough.
  4. Take a lemon size dough and make a cup (like making for Modak) and put a teaspoon of coconut stuffing and close it and make a ball.  Finish all the dough like this.
  5. Put the balls in the idli or kozhukattai plate and steam it for 15 minutes.

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