Sago or the Sabudana is a very popular food ingredient in India and there are so many interesting ways of preparing them, that I still have a long way to go as I have just begun exploring it.
They serve as an excellent source of food nutrition for kids, aged people or those who are on fast because they are so easy to digest and yet filling. Being extracted from the cassava root, these are shaped in lump forms, roasted and dried and are easily available in all Indian stores across everywhere.
These need to be soaked for atleast 6-8 hours/ can be soaked overnight for ease of access during the morning rush hours and you are so good to go for a tummy filling, lip smacking breakfast experience.
For a breakfast of two:-
- 1/4 cup of dry roasted peanuts, crushed in a blender. You may crush the peanuts with their skin as this adds a very nice brown color to the sago.
- 2 -3 small potatoes diced into small pieces
- you may choose to add more veggies of your choice. 🙂
- 2 green chilies chopped or as per your desired taste
- 1 cup of sago/sabudana washed and soaked overnight ( remember they double in quantity when soaked. 🙂 )
- 1/4 tsp of red chili powder to add some color not heat. 🙂
- 1/2 tsp of salt or as per taste
- 1/4 tsp of sugar
- around 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp of coriander powder
- some lemon juice &
- freshly chopped cilantro for refreshing garnish.
- oil to cook (of course 😉 )
- Drain the soaked sago well and add the crushed peanuts to it, sprinkle some salt and red chili powder and mix well so that these spices coat the sago well.
- In a non stick pan, heat about a tablespoon of oil.
- To that add the cumin seeds and let them splutter and roast for a second or two.
- Now add the chopped potatoes and the green chilies and fry them well.
- Add some salt, some coriander powder, remaining of the red chili powder and the sugar and cover it and cook on medium flame allowing the potatoes to cook.
- Once they are almost done, add the marinated sago and mix well along with the other ingredients and cover it for 2-3 minutes, stirring intermittently.
- You will now notice , the sago turning soft and translucent in color and that is when you are sure your dish is almost ready to be served. YAY! 🙂
- Squeeze some lemon juice and add the chopped cilantro.
Next ⇒ SERVE & ENJOY ♥
This quick simple sago recipe is such a must try if you want to cook up something hot and savoury for the chilly winter mornings as a breakfast or as an evening snack and get tempted to try it more often. 🙂