Sabudana or Sago pearls are used to make khichdi, vadas and even kheer. A porridge made of sabudana settles a gippy tummy fast. It is also powdered, turned into a thin porridge and fed to infants when they start on solid food.
- 250 gms sabudana
- 2 medium sized potatoes chopped
- 8 green chillies minced
- 100 gms roasted and deskinned peanuts powdered coarsely
- 1 lemon
- 3 tsps sugar
- 3 sprigs curry leaves
- Coriander leaves chopped fine
- Grated coconut
- 3 tbsps ghee/ clarified butter
- 3 tbsps oil
- 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
Method : Wash the sabudana four or five times. Soak in just enough water to keep it moist for about four hours, tossing it hourly. After four hours you will find that the sabudana puffed up and soft at the centre. Add the sugar, salt, crushed peanut powder, lemon juice, half of the coriander leaves and grated coconut. Heat the mixture of ghee and oil. Add a tsp of jeera and after it splutters add the green chillies and curry leaves. Toss and add the chopped potatoes and salt. Cook till done. . Add the sabudana. Mix well and transfer to the microwave. Cook for two n half minutes. Remove and toss again. Cook further for another two minutes. Remove and garnish with the remaining coriander leaves and grated coconut. Serves four adults.
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