Sago pearls (Sabudana) khichdi

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I am currently having a love-hate relationship with my diet.  I love the health benefits I am getting and I hate the diet because there are so little options.  Today I did not want to look at cheese or chicken.  So monotonous.

I was out of buckwheat flour.

I had a packet of sago in the cupboard.  Danced a happy jig and then went online to check if it was paleo.

What is sago or tapioca?

Tapioca or sago is known as cassava, cassada, cassaba, sabudana is the starch of the root of a woody shrub in the spurge family. It’s an important source for carbohydrates.  A great food source.  It has so many names, I did not know them.  I’ve had cassava chips in Kenya, they fry it and sell it on the beach.  Tasty.  No one can eat raw cassava root though, it causes cyanide poisoning.  The flour comes after soaking, fermenting, cooking and then powdering it.

Sounds like too much work.

I’ll stick to the pearls.

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Is it Paleo?

Some people think it is others don’t.  Well its not legume, not potato, not grain.  I think I can go with it once in a while.

 
Sago Pearls (Sabudana) Khichdi
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Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
3 hr 10 min
869 calories
87 g
0 g
52 g
28 g
6 g
725 g
219 g
22 g
0 g
44 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
725g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 869
Calories from Fat 443
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g
80%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 219mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 87g
29%
Dietary Fiber 15g
62%
Sugars 22g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A
68%
Vitamin C
632%
Calcium
15%
Iron
39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Sabudana (Sago)
  2. 1 big onion (finely chopped)
  3. Boiled potatoes (I’ve omitted this since potato is not paleo)
  4. 2-3 green chillies
  5. 1/2 cup roasted peanuts powdered coarsely in a mixie
  6. Few curry leaves
  7. A piece of grated ginger
  8. Tomato chopped – 1 no.
  9. Capsicum chopped – 2-3 tsp
  10. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  11. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  12. 1 dry red chili
  13. A Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
  14. A Pinch of Sugar (I don’t use this)
  15. 1/2 tsp Red Chilly powder
  16. Lemon juice 1 tsp
  17. Salt as per taste
  18. Oil 2 tsp for frying
Instructions
  1. Wash and clean the sago pearls 2-3 times and drain. Soak it in water for about an hour and then drain it completely. Keep the wet sago aside to soften for another four hours. I usually soak it, drain it and stick it in the fridge overnight
  2. 2. Take a pan, heat oil.
  3. 3. Add cumin seed, mustard seed, curry leaves, red chili.
  4. 4. When it start to splutter add green chili, grated ginger and chopped onion, hing and saute for a minute.
  5. 5. Add boiled potato if you’re using them, chopped capsicum, roasted peanuts. Stir and add salt.
  6. 6. Add sago pearls and mix well. Stir fry for 5 mins in medium-high flame.
  7. 7. Make sure that sago does not get sticky, so continuously stir it.
  8. 8. Finally add lemon juice, chopped tomato and coriander leaves chopped and remove from heat.
  9. 9. Serve hot with chutney.
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calories
869
fat
52g
protein
28g
carbs
87g
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