32. Indian sabudana

All of us might have tasted sabudana atleast once. Tapioca root is processed and we get tapioca sagu known as sabudana. Indians are fond of observing vratha or upavasa. On these days, sabudana content diet can be taken.

Sabudana kichadi is very famous among Indians.

Ingredients needed :

Sabudana  – 200 gms

carrot         – 1

beans        –  10

potato        –  1

peas          –   10

green chillies – 3

mustard    – 1/2 tsp

jeera        – 1/2 tsp

cooking oil – 1/2 tsp

salt – 1/2 tsp

curry leaves – a small bunch

coriander leaves – a small bunch

Method of preparation :

With little oil in the pan, seasoning with mustard seed and jeera, soaked sabudana is added and cooked with vegetables, green chillies and salt. For garnishing, coriander and curry leaves are used. If taken, when it is hot, sabudana kichadi will be liked by all ages. The senior citizen people with some illness follow strict diet. For them, it is really a feast.

The sabudana kheer is also very very tasty and simple.

Ingredients needed :

sabudana – 200 gm

sugar – 100 gm

boiled milk – 150 gm

cashew – 5

ghee – 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation :

After soaking sabudana for an hour or two, cook with little water. In a pan put milk and sugar. When it comes to a boil, cooked sabadana has to be added. Cashews fried in ghee should be added in the last. Oho, this delightful kheer can be prepared as naivedanam for puja or ordinarily.

Another delicious dish is sabudana vada.

Ingredients needed :

sabudana – 100gm

potato(boiled) – 1

groundnut powder – 1 tsp

rice flour – 50 gm

salt – 1/2 tsp

red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

cooking oil – 250 ml

corriander leaves(chopped) – a small bunch

Method of preparation :

We have to soak sabudana for half an hour and mix mashed potato, chilly powder, salt, groundnut powder, rice flour & chopped corriander leaves in a bowl. Put oil in a pan. In the hot oil put vadas made out of the mixer above and fry until becomes brown. The children and elders will also enjoy the taste.

Another most important dish is sabudana papad.

Ingredients needed :

sabudana – 1/2 kg

rice flour – 50 gm

salt – 1 tsp

asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

chilly powder – 1/2 tsp

lemon juice – 2 tsp

Method of preparation :

Boil water in a big vessel. Add soaked sabudana, a small quantity of rice flour, salt, asafoetida and chilly powder. After switching off the gas, lemon juice should be added. When it becomes cool, we have to keep a plastic paper and pour the mixture in small rounds. We have to dry these in hot summer for 2 to 3 days. When they become completely dry, we can store them in airtight containers. Whenever required, these tasty sabudana papads can be fried.

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