Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sabudana Thalipeeth

I first read this recipe from Pranati's blog which is posted here. It seemed easy to follow, so I made it that evening for dinner. It was easy to make and provided us a wholesome dinner with new flavors. I served it with Indian-style Garlic pickle. My Sabudana Upma is not that reliable yet, so knowing about this recipe (and more importantly, liking it as well!) is good for me to usefully use up this one item in my pantry.

Pranati mentions that this is a Maharastrian recipe. Sabudana is one food item that is good for the fasting days. My MIL mixes it with yogurt and banana - am sure that is a wholesome meal for those fasting days. Following is the recipe almost same as Pranati's with a few changes outlining how I made it.


1 cup Sabudana / Sago seeds
1 potato boiled
Green chillies
Cumin seeds / Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Crushed Peanut powder - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar - pinch
Ghee or Butter
Chopped coriander leaves- a few sprigs


Wash and soak sabudana (sago) in water for atleast 2 hrs. (I had left mine soaked for a 3-4 hrs and them removed the water and left it in the fridge for a day - just letting you know this also works, not that I recommend you do this..I wanted to make this but something else came up for dinner that night, so had to push this recipe for the next night!)

Drain the excess water and keep aside.

Mix Green Chillies and Cumin seeds / Red Chilli Powder.

Mix soaked sabudana, mashed Potato , coriander leaves, salt, Sugar, peanut powder together and make a dough.  Sprinkle water if required and knead it to the dough as shown below.

Make small round balls of the dough.

Take any plastic sheet, sprinkle few drops of water on plastic sheet, Flatten them using your hands on plastic sheets. (What I did was place the dough in lukewarm skillet and spread it using the back of my hand. The plastic sheet approach was messy for me! :( Coat some oil/ water on  your palms so that it doesn't stick. )

Heat pan on a medium high, add some oil and place Thalipeeth.

When you hear the crackling sound, flip it on the other side and let it cook till it gets nice golden color from both the sides.

Serve hot with Yogurt, Pickle, Chutney or Tomato Sauce....