There are a few options when we think of food for fasts. But there are amazing ingredients that we can use for preparing a variety of food for fasting; like Sabudana.
Sabudana, which is also known as sago or tapioca pearls, is healthy to eat and completely organic. It consists of carbohydrates giving you full energy required by your body. So, what are you waiting for?
Check out these three Sabudana recipes and get cooking!
Though Vada is a South-Indian dish, it is known to be a great Maharashtrian snack. Making Sabudana Vadas are easy and delicious as well. If cooked right, these are crispy, soft, and certainly healthy to eat.
1 cup soaked Sabudana, 1/2 cup grounded peanuts, 1 tsp green chillies, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 cup boiled potatoes, 1tbsp coriander leaves, and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
1. Take sabudana in a bowl.
2. Add peanuts and other ingredients including green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, boiled potatoes, coriander leaves and lemon juice to it.
3. Mix the ingredients properly to make a thick mixture.
4. Using your palm and fingers, make balls of this mixture.
5. Fry these balls in hot oil golden brown.
6. Your dish is ready to serve.
Tip: While preparing all your Navratri vrat dishes, replace your normal salt with Sendha namak or Rock salt.
We hear the name Khichdi and think of it as a boring food. But no, not this time. Make your Khichdi interesting by adding Sabudana to it which is a great Navratri fasting food.
1 cup soaked Sabudana, 1 cup boiled potatoes, 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, 8-10 curry leaves, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 tsp green chillies, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, 3 tbsp peanut oil, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup of coconut.
1. Mix roasted peanuts, salt, and sugar with drained Sabudana.
2. Fry cumin until it turns brown in peanut oil.
3. Add curry leaves, green chillies and ginger in cumin.
4. Now, add boiled potatoes and Sabudana, and stir for 2-3 minutes.
5. As soon as Sabudana looses its original form, you are cooking it the right way.
6. Add grated coconut in the dish and it is ready to serve!
Tip: For garnishing, add coriander leaves and drops of lemon on your Sabudana Khichdi.
After having your stomach filled with salty dishes, let's jump right into a Navratri dessert. This dessert can be prepared only in 20 minutes, which is -Sabudana Kheer.
1/2 cup soaked Sabudana, 4 cups of milk, 4 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder, 4-5 saffron strands, 2 tbsp chopped almonds, and 1/2 cup of water.
1. Heat the milk in a pan. As soon as it comes to boil, add soaked Sabudana to it.
2. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves in the milk.
3. Cook the mixture for about 10-15 minutes, stirring it continuously.
4. Add cardamom powder and saffron when the mixture turns transparent.
5. Keep stirring continuously and cook until milk turns thick.
6. Your special Navratri dessert is ready to serve.
Tip: Garnish your kheer with chopped almonds.
In these special Navratri days, cook these easy dishes for happy fasting!