Does that make you wanna reach out and take a bite?? No!?? then,I really need to take better pictures.Trust me when I say,that this is the most delicious treat ever!
Today is Mahashivratri-one of my favorite festivals.I think this time scales are tipped higher because of the yummy foods associated with this day.This was the day,when everyone in my family fasted-including little kids.Seriously there was so much food it was more of a feast.The normal menu comprised of- Sabudana khichdi,Potato Bhaji,Shikran(banana+ milk fruit salad)buttermilk,Sabudana thalipeeth(sabudana+potato pancakes),candied sweetpotato,rajgira vadi,bhagar,chips and milk/tea. Who would want boring regular food then? I miss some of the foods,and wish I can make them someday-specially the candied sweet potato-but I can’t replicate my grandma’s perfect flavour.Till then,we’ll make do with Sabudana khichdi and potato bhaji 🙂
Sabudana Khichdi :
2 cups sabudana( tapioca pearls)
3/4 cup peanut powder( dry roast the peanuts,take off the skin and grind the peanuts coarsely)
3-4 green chilies
2 tsp cummin seeds
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
fresh corriander leaves for garnishing.
Soak the Sabudana in water.Drain and keep aside for 2-3 hours,till all the pearls are soft and fluffy.
Add peanut powder,salt and sugar to the fluffy sabudana and mix well.
Heat oil in a thick pot or kadai. Add cummin seeds,green chilies,potato pieces.Fry the potatoes for 2 minutes.
Add the Sabudana mix to the pot and mix well. Keep stirring till the sabudana pearls turn translucent and soft.
DO NOT COVER OR ADD WATER-otherwise,you will end up with a sticky,soggy mess. If you need to,add a little oil or ghee.
Garnish with chopped corriander,and serve hot with a lemon wedge and fresh yogurt.
I love it especially when the slight sweetness from the sugar,the tangy lemon flavor and fresh yogurt come together in my mouth…ummm…yummm!
I have shared this recipe with so many friends and they always complain that it doesn’t turn out like mine.. well,I’ll just say,keep mixing and stirring till
your arm is about to fall off all the sabudana pearls turn translucent..really thats the trick..That and be generous with the peanut powder.
If the calories bother you,workout more the next day.. but for now-Enjoy!!!