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Monday, May 12, 2008

Sago(Sabudana/Javarisi) Khichadi

Sago is rich in carbohydrates with very little proteins, minerals and vitamins. It produces more energy than rice. Its good for children, and they love its taste.

Sago - 2 cups
Onions - 2 medium sized, finely chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies - 3-4
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Black gram (Urad Dal / Uzhunthu) - 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

Soak Sago in water for 3-4 hours, allow it to puff up well. Drain all the liquid, keep it in seive for 30 minutes.
In a pan, heat oil and ghee. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds and let it splitter.
Add urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and fry for a minute. Add onions and fry until it turn golden brown.
Add sago and keep stirring. Sago pearls will turn transparent. Then add salt and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Cooking time : 15-25 minutes
Serves 3-4 persons