Sago Murukku/Javvarisi Murukku ~ Easy Diwali Snack

Today's recipe is a slightly sour and crunchy murukku with the sago/javvarisi.This recipe I learnt from one of our family friend and she is an expert in making this murukku.
This is a simple and easy to make murukku but the sago needs to be soaked for 2-3 hours atleast.Once the sago is soaked then making the murukku is very easy.Originally the soaked sago is mashed and added but some of the sago are hard even after soaking.So I grind it in a blender to bit coarse paste and use.Try this crispy,mouth melting for Diwali and enjoy,now off to the recipe................

Basic Information

Soaking time      ~ 3-4 hrs
Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~     20 minutes
Yields ~ 3 cups(approximately)


Rice Flour/arisi maavu1 cup
Roasted Gram dhal/pottukadalai1/4cup
Gram flour/kadala maavu1tbs
Sour Curd/Thayir1/2cup
Red Chilly Powder/milagai podi1tsp
Sesame seeds/yellu1tsp
Hot oil(to add to the flour)11/2tbs
Oilfor deep frying


Soak the sago with the yogurt and 1/2 cup of water for 3-4 hrs or overnight.Powder the roasted gram dhal and set it aside.Grind the sago to a coarse paste in a blender.

In a wide bowl add the powdered gram dhal,ground sago,rice flour,gram flour,red chilly powder,sesame seeds,salt.To this add the hot oil and mix it well.Now it looks crumbly.Use very little water and knead it to a soft dough.

Fill the murukku press with the dough with the 3-5 holed blade.Heat the oil in a pan a medium flame,once the oil becomes hot squeeze directly into the oil in a circular motion.
When it is half cooked using the ladle,break the murukku into pieces.Cook it till the sizzling sound ceases.Drain it on a paper.Continue it for the rest of the dough.

Store it in an air tight container after cooling.


  • Instead of red chilly powder,green chilly can be grind along with the sago,the color of the murukku will be pale in color.
  • Sesame seeds can be replaced with cumin seeds.
  • Here I use the round eyed blade,you can use the star shaped blade also.

Linking to Diwali Bash 2013 event happenings at Cooks Joy and Diwali Delicacies Event at Spicy Treats  and Priya's Versatile Recipes.


beautifully done murukku so tempting and what lovely clicks :) stunning post

Crunchy and crispy looking murukkus.

gorgeous and mouthwatering murukku, love it Nalini...

looks so crunchy and tasty.

delicious and crunchy murukku.

omg so crispy and inviting murukku :) beautifully made and awesome clicks !!

Wow thats a very unique murruku

Lovely and crunchy murukku with sago

lov this crunchy munchy murukku always....lovely clicks

cant believe it is made from sago dear.. wonderful preparation..

I was searching for sago in those fried murukkus, well done Nalini, am gonna make this murukku very soon.

Sago muruku is new to me. They look crunchy and yummy!!

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