Sago/sabudana/sauvarisi/sau is widely used in making kheer or payasam a delight for all,no
doubt.Not only payasam Halwas,biscuits,and vadam are made with this pearly substance
sourced from tapioca.
This is not a low calorie food.It is high in calories and high in providing energy.Not much of
nutrient contents,but still loved by all ,even those who love to lose weight .Anyway,let me get
into the savoury dish I would like to share.This breakfast listed dish can be eaten without any
accompaniments.Those who love the extra dish can opt for raita or coconut chutney.
2 cups sago washed and soaked overnight
3-4 green chillies finely chopped
1 big onion finely chopped
1 inch ginger chopped
Few curry leaves
1/4 cup peanuts (to add a little protein)
1 tblsp.lime juice
1/2 tsp cummin powder
1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper (optional as green chilli will add the spice )
1/2 tsp.mustard seeds
2 dry chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric
3-4 tblsp ghee +oil
salt to taste.
Wash the sago again once (do not drain fully,let some moisture be there).
Heat oil in a tawa,and add mustard,dry chillies,onion,green chillies curry leaves and ginger
and sauté till onion looks translucent. Add salt and turmeric.Add the peanuts and then the sago
(Do not add water as the moisture in it is enough to cook.)Mix well cover and cook for 1 minute
Mix again,add lime juice and cover.Cook for another 2-3 minutes or till the pearls are gleaming
Remove from fire and serve hot or warm.