Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sago Upma/ Sabudana Khichdi

Why does the weekend go so fast comapred to the weekdays. We had awesome weather here. I was planning to do some garden work, but ended up taking my kids to the park and drove to Yogaville.

For those who don't know, Yogaville is about 45 miles SW from Charlottesville VA. They have a lotus shrine and swami sachidananda ashramam. It was very quiet and peaceful out there.
Looking at all the locals it reminded me of "Eat, pray and love"!

After comin home i made sago upma for a evening snack. This is a staple snack in Maharashtra and also eaten during "vradh" times.


















  • Sago/ Tapioca 2 cups (dry ones)
  • peanuts unsalted 1/2 cup
  • green chilli 2
  • 1/2 onion
  •  curry leaves a couple
  •  cilantro a few sprigs
  • cashewnuts 1 tbsp
  • mustard sees 1 tsp
  • Urad dal 1tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • 2 tsp oil and
  • salt to taste.


1. Wash and soak the sago in water for 20 mins. Drain water and let it soak overnight.
2. Coarsely powder the peanuts and add it to the soaked sago.
3. slice onions, green chilies
4. Heat oil in a pan & add the mustard seeds, urad dal and cashews.
5. they will splutter and cashews turn golden.
6. add the curry leaves.
7. add onions, chillies and saute till they are golden.
8.Now add the sago peanut mixture, salt to taste and a pinch of Asafoetida
9. cover with a lid and simmer.
10. Cook till the sago looks translucent and shiny.
11. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy.

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