Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Magic Of Sago

Sago or Sabudana looks like small hard white balls. But when they are properly soaked and cooked it tastes surprisingly awesome. We usually eat Sabudana during our "fast" but it can be prepared otherwise too. You can make Sabudana Khichadi, Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Kheer, Sabudana Thalipeeth. It tastes just too good in any forms. I made Sabudana Khichadi for Sankashta Chaturthi when we observe fast. Here is what you need -
Ingredients -
1) 1 cup sabudana soaked overnight
2) 2 tspn pure ghee
3) 1 tspn cumin seeds
4) 2 green chillies minced
5) Salt and sugar to taste
6) 4-5 tbspn roasted and crushed peanuts
Method -
Wash the sago poperly and soak it in little water. The water should be just enough to cover the sago. Cover and leave it overnight. The results should be a fluffy and soft sago. Add the peanuts, salt and sugar to the sago and mix it well.
Heat ghee in a wide skillet and add cumin seeds. Once they crackle add the green chillies. Now add the sago and mix it well. Cover and cook for around 4-5 minutes.
Garnish it with cilantro and add some lemon juice before serving. Serve hot!!

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