Sajjige Bajil | Poha & Upma Combo

Sajjige Bajil | Poha & Upma Combo
Sajjige Bajil | Poha & Upma Combo

Sajjige Bajil | Poha & Upma Combo

Shanaz Rafiq
A wonderful combination of Upma along with Poha served as a breakfast dish, very popular in southern parts of Karnataka.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


For Upma

  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 medium size onion roughly chopped
  • 3 green chillies sliced or as per taste
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal black gram lentils
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ½ cups of hot water
  • 6 tablespoon cooking oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For Poha

  • 2 cups thin aval flattened rice
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 1 medium size onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon urad dal
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 4 dry red chilies
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder or as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or as needed
  • 5 tablespoon vegetable oil cooking oil


To make Upma

  • Heat oil in a medium-size saucepan. Fry mustard seeds till they stop crackling.
  • Add urad dal, curry leaves, and green chilies and fry for a few seconds.
  • Then add roughly chopped onion and saute till soft and pink.
  • Slowly add 1 cup semolina, salt, and sugar. Roast well for 5 minutes or until the color changes slightly.
  • Turn off the heat and slowly add 2 1/2 cups of hot water and stir well to avoid any formation of lumps.
  • Turn on the heat again and cook on slow flame with the lid on for 5 more minutes.
  • You can add some ghee (clarified butter) if you wish. Upma is ready.

To make Poha:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan and add urad dal, curry leaves, and dry red chilies.
  • Add roughly chopped onion and saute till soft and pink.
  • Now add 2 teaspoons red chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. Roast well for 2 minutes on slow flame. And then turn off the heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 2 cups Poha (or a little more), 1 cup grated coconut, and mix well with the hand in such a way that Poha softens with the moisture in coconut. To the bowl add salt and onion and spice tadka. Taste and adjust the salt and spices.
  • To serve, place an equal quantity of Upma and Poha on a plate and serve hot.
Keyword Breakfast, Poha, Semolina

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