Tuesday, May 17, 2011

sajige bajile- upma with spicy poha

                       Sajige Bajile is a famous and very simple mangalorean breakfast.
Ingredients for sajige
  • 1 cup semolina (rava)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 green chillies (chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil


  1. Roast semolina on medium flame till it releases a nice aroma,keep this aside
  2. Keep a pan on medium flame,when hot add oil after few seconds add mustard seeds, when it starts popping add urad dal and curry leaves,fry for few seconds.
  3. Now add onion and fry till the onion turns translucent,add green chillies and fry for few seconds.
  4. Now add the roasted semolina and stir till well combined.
  5. Add hot water and mix,cover and cook on medium flame for two minutes till all the water is dried up.
  6. take of the flame and serve with bajile

ingredients for bajile
  • 2 cups beaten rice
  • 1tsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal
  • 2tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 red chillies (long)
  • 4 curry leaves
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste.
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut

  1. Keep a pan on medium flame, add oil,when hot add mustard seeds and urad dal,fry for few seconds.Add curry leaves .
  2. Now add rest of the ingredients coriander seeds,cumin seeds and red chiilies and roast for 2 minutes.
  3. Put the above spices into a mixer  jar and grind to a fine powder.
  4. Add the coconut ,sugar and salt into the ground powder , and grind again for 3 seconds.
  5. Mix the above ground masala into the beaten rice and mash with hand till well blended.
  6. serve with sajige.


  1. The original mangalorean tea time snack.

  2. No need of sugar n salt for sajige??


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