Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sabbakki Rotti(Sago Indian Bread)

Lakshmi shared this recipe with many of us. I also saw an interesting version of it in Veni's blog. Thank you both. I mixed both the versions & made my own :)
If you give one such rotti to your child, you will be relieved for the day, b'cos this has the carbohydrates, protiens, essential fatty acids & fiber. Isn't this a perfect menu for brunch or breakfast?

Here is my version of the same.


Sago/Sabudana/Sabbakki : 1.5 cups
Rice flour: 1 cup
Potato: Approximately 1 cup (boiled &mashed)
Peanuts:1 tbsp (roasted & coarsely crushed)
Spinach leaves: Approximately 3/4 to 1 cup (finely chopped)
Salt:According to taste
Green chilli paste: 1/2tsp (optional, I normally donot add this)

Other ingredients:
Oil: 1 tsp or more for each rotti.

For patting the rotti:
Wax paper/brown paper/aluminium foil: 1 no
Water: 1 cup (to wet the hands)

  • Wash the sago seeds in water & drain the water immediately. The moisture in the water us sufficient to make the sago soft. Let it rest for 10-15mins.
  • Mix all the other ingredients together. Add the soaked sago too. Add few tbsps of water if needed. Make it a soft dough. 
  • Make medium orange sized balls(the above batter will make around 10 balls).
  • Heat the griddle. Meantime, sprinkle 1-2 drops of oil to the brown paper. Place the batter on the paper & start patting them. Wet your hands in between (this helps in patting the rottis easily).  
  • When the griddle is hot, smear few drops of oil to the griddle & put the brown paper on the griddle.
  • After 5-10secs, slowly take off the brown paper alone. Add 1/2 tsp of oil & cook on slow-medium heat for 1 to 2 mins on both sides.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining rottis & serve it hot/warm with a curry/chutney/dip of your choice. 

                                 (I served the rotti with stuffed okra)

  • I have used fine variety of sago, hence I did not soak it. If you are using the medium sized sago as she has done, then you need to soak it for 4-5 hours, drain the water & then use.
  • This dish is very forgiving, you can add whatever & how much ever you feel like.
  • If you do not have time to boil the potatoes, grate them & put them. It tastes equally good.
  • Coarsely crushed peanuts could be replaced with the roasted peanut powder.
  • If you donot have the wax paper/brown paper or not confident of using them, try patting the rottis directly on the griddle by cooling them (as shown here).
  • Spinach leaves could be replaced with coriander leaves, grated coconut or any other leafy vegetables of your choice. 


  1. Wow..tha's very very innovative dish...looks tempting and I'm so ganna make it..

  2. i would love to try this one, looks too good, wish i could have it rt yum

  3. Dear Sush
    How are you?
    Very nice recipe and I think , it will be equally good for the old man (me).
    Will try it. Where is the Okra recipe ? Let me check if you have already published it.
    have a nice weekend

  4. Looks very tempting Sush..Will definitely try it out..

  5. nowadays i am getting a very good idea of new dishes from i got one what a healthy choice with spicnach and saago..sure have to try this ..looks so delicious

  6. Very interesting bread..bookmarked..

  7. I love recipes like this. Simple, yet so homely and fulfilling!


  8. bookmarked this must try recipe..

  9. This is very very new & unique.... But I love saagu a lot.... The preps in which these are used, have been my favorites since childhood..... I referred to them as kannu payasa, when my dodamma prepared it, me as a child..... :-)


  10. Sago roti is new to me, never tried this, bookmarked! sounds delicious and i love all the ingredients!

  11. Yum yum.. Sabbakkki nallu rotti madbahudu anta gotirlilla ri!! thanks for the recipe

  12. This is delicious!! I remember eating it ages ago in Mumbai.

  13. Hy,
    loved your amazing recipes...first time here...Happy to follow u. You are most welcome to my spce.

  14. hey thats a nice one....yummy roti....the pics were awesome....good wrk...

  15. Hi Savi,

    I have a Sunshine and Circle Of friends award for you. Check Out Tomorrow on ly blog. :) Have Fun and enjoy every bite in life :)

  16. Visiting first time here,you have a lovely space and nice recipes..Sabbakki rotti looks very delicious!.Glad to follow u...Do visit my blog when time permits

  17. Ri..naanu innu post madodralle kaldbitte ee recipe na. Anyways for us sabbakki rotti is a treat. enjoyy..maadi. I have posted sabakki chitranna now.

  18. Iv never tried with sago,good one!will try.

  19. Hi ! stumbled onto your blog while I was blog hopping and was delighted to see so many karnataka recipes :) many of them like the hashi and sasime and mulka sound like Havyaka recipes mom used to make them frequently and I have been making them for a while too :) Glad I found your blog !



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