26 June, 2008

Tried & Devoured: Sabudana/Sago Kichidi

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Sabudana/Sago Kichidi

Food blogging is booming in World Wide Web and I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community. Food blogging has found a new meaning and niche in blogging community with thousands of food blogs and few hundred blogs coming every month. In this ever growing food blog community there are few bloggers who stand out with your unique style of writings and recipes. One such person is lovely Nupur who blogs at One Hot Stove. Nupur’s blog is my bible when it comes to Marathi recipes and her musings with fool proof recipes have gained many devoted followers from all around the globe. Her One Hot Stove is one hot stop for wonderful write-ups, drool worthy photographs and delightful stories of Dale whom I am very fond of. I have tried few recipes from her blog and the end results are simply awesome.

When Nupur’s One Hot Stove was chosen by Zlamushka for her T&T event I was delighted as I had few recipes bookmarked to try. Monthly Blog Patrolling (MBP), Tried and Tasted (T&T), Your Recipe Rocks (YRR) has one thing in common. Cook recipe from other blog and post it in your blog. So these recipes of hers fit all three bills beautifully. My first stop was at her famous Sabudaana/Sagu Kichidi. I wanted to give it a try ever since I had seen it in her blog. At last I made this delicious bowl of pearly delight yesterday and here I am with my post. This Sago or Sabudaana or Pearls of Sago Palm Kichidi is made during fasting and I must say it is more of a feast with all that peanuts. Soaked and fluffy Sago pearls are seasoned with ground peanut, sugar and salt and tempered with cumin seeds and green chillies. Sounds simple right? Wait till you taste it. I also added few Curry Leaves while tempering and blame it on my South Indian roots for doing so;) You can easily skip these curry leaves and follow Nupur’s recipe without any variations as I did and you will have this comforting bowl of Sago Kichidi. I did cook potatoes before hand instead of cooking it afterwards with tempering as mentioned by Nupur just to save time. This is my entry for not just one, or two or even three events. This is my entry for four events, yes, you heard it right, FOUR. Off this comforting bowl goes to Zlamushka’s T&T, Madhu’s YRR, Raaga’s WBB-Express Meals and also Nupur’s MBP-Less is More(Oh yes, this is next month’s theme;). I will be posting another recipe tried from Nupur’s blog in my next post and you sure don’t want to miss that;) So stay tuned.

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Sabudana/Sago Kichidi


Sago/Sabudana Kichidi (Medley of Sago Pearls with Ground Peanuts and Spice Tempering)
Prep Time: 5 mins (Excluding soaking time)
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2-3
Recipe Source: One Hot Stove

Ingredients:
1 cup Sago Pearls, rinsed and soaked in water overnight (8-10 hrs)
¾ cups Groundnuts/Peanuts, roasted, peeled and coarsely ground
2 tbsp Sugar
1 large Potato, cooked, peeled and diced into bite size pieces
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
1 tbsp Ghee + 1 tbsp Oil (or 2 tbsp Ghee)
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
4-5 Green Chillies, slit (adjust acc to taste)
Few Curry Leaves (Optional)
Method:
Rinse and soak sago pearls in enough water (just to cover sago) overnight. This way you will end up with fluffy and hydrated sago pearls.
Gently mix in roughly ground peanuts, sugar and salt to taste and keep it aside.
Now heat oil in a pan and add jeera and curry leaves if using. When jeera starts to sizzle add slit green chillies and diced potatoes and sauté for few mins till potatoes turn light golden.
Mix in seasoned sago and stir gently for about 5-7 mins. Adjust the seasoning and cover and cook for another couple of minute.
Serve hot garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves and enjoy.

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Sabudana/Sago Kichidi


Note:
Other Kichidi recipe from Monsoon Spice

On a happy note, my recipe for Green Bell Pepper Soup has won Best Presented Recipe at Pooja’s VOW-Bell Pepper event. Thank you, dear Pooja for hosting such a wonderful event and my sincere thanks to all who voted for this recipe.
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And thanks to Swati and Priyanka (for Inspirational award) and Trupti (for Blogging with a Purpose award) for passing me these awrds. Much appreciated ladies.




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MBP-Street Food:

MBP-Street Food ends on 30th of June, 2008. Start patrolling the blogs and cook your favourite Street Food that your tummy begs and heart desires and spread link love.

Deadline: 30th June, 2008

Please go through the guidelines and include all the required information in your post and mail when sending me your entry. Don't forget to add Your Name, Your Blog Name, Name of the Dish you cooked, Perm Link of the entry, Perm Link of original recipe along with the gorgeous Photo of final dish.

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WBB-Summer Feast:

For this edition of WBB, your challenge is to cook anything with summer fruits and vegetables. Yes, the theme is WBB-Summer Feast. Go to your town/city’s Farmer’s Market and pick fresh season’s produce and make your favourite breakfast or brunch and join in the Summer Feast.

Deadline: 31st July, 2008

Please go through the guidelines and include all the required information in your post and mail when sending me your entry. Don't forget to add Your Name, Your Blog Name, Name of the Dish you cooked, Perm Link of the entry, Perm Link of original recipe along with the gorgeous Photo of final dish.

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35 Spicy Trails :

JZ @ Tasty treats said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

ooh wow!! that khichdi sure looks delicious! three birds with one stone, great job Sia! :-)

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@jz,
not 3 but 4 birds with one stone;)

Laavanya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a power packed khichdi that is.. not only does it satisfy your hunger and taste buds, it also caters to 4 events! :)

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That kichdi sure looks inviting.very visually appealing!!!

Sireesha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

WoW.....Sabudana Khichidi is my favorite...It looks mouthwatering.....
Ya sia Poli means chapati only....

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Great choice Sia, looks great. Never made Sago uppittu at home, got to try once one portion just for me!

Btw, I have a foodie blog called "Foodie's Hope" too, remember sistah? And it's Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Alka said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,
As usual some wonderful stuff on ur blog kept me hooked to it...this one is sure a quick fix snack made in my kitchen too(if sagos are soaked on time ...ofcourse)
And sorry about that snag....U can check back,the link on my site for ur wonderful event is now working
If any other prob. or alteration needed...kindly get back to me
And BTW Congratulations on ur awards..u truly deserve them
Regards

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

OOPS!! I just came downstairs and checked FH, I saw you there!!!HeHe!!

I am sorry that I am going to miss your WBB event since I stopped posting at Aroma, but will catch up with you in August! Hugs, have a great day!:))

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is funny! We are in each other's blog at the same time and going back and forth!:D

ranji said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

fabulous sia...khichdi looks deliicous...i really love ur snaps..always crystal clear and tempting :)..

masalamagic said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

that looks groovy sups, i am still hoping to participate in MBP this week, been swamped at work :-(
Lookign forward to WBB!

sra said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Your khichdi is packaged well! Love those red chillis!

Cham said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Lovely kichdi, all her recipe are droolworthy :) Congrats on your awards...

sunita said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, that looks so beautiful :-)

foodwithapinchoflove said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

tempting khichdi

Nupur said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for trying the recipe, dear Sia. I am glad you enjoyed it :) Your picture looks so appetizing! You know, I had not thought of this sago khichdi as a few-ingredient recipe but now that I see your entry...it is true...it calls for only a handful of ingredients :)
Lately, I have started adding curry leaves to my khichdi too, and it is such a wonderful variation.

Madhuram said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Lovely pictures Sia. Last week I bought sago to try this kichdi. Will try it very soon. Thank your very much for sending it to the event.

SpicyTasty said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

It looks yummy and pics are really awesome.

Vanamala said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Looks nice :)

bhags said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

one of my fav breakfast.....this one looks tempting all the same.

Trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia, Khichdi looks very delicious & nice photos.

Rajitha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

only 4 sia :D..maybe u gotta see if there is an event with potatoes too ;)..i have to try nupur's version...have heard soo much about it...as usual..the pics look lovely!

Ramya's Mane Adige said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

khichidi looks yummy!! I tried making it once and it flopped miserably :(. Will try making it Nupur's way next time!

Suma Rajesh said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

luv the presentation of the kichdi....looks awesome.

sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

looks delicious..am going to make khichdi tonight..

Kalai said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

What a great multi-event entry, Sia!! Looks absolutely delicious! :)

Veda Murthy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia....first time to ur blog! I prepare sabhudhana kichdi the same way! I live in maharashtra....so have learnt a lot of their cuisine and that kichdi is looking awesome!!!!!

SMN said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia.. i hv heard of this but never tatsed before.. bookmarked ot to try .. looks yumm

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Lovely kichadi!!Looks so delicious

Bharathy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow, You are tempting all the bloggers to try this out!!..Excellent, Sia.. :)
Wll certainly come out with this one..

Devi Priya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Khichidi looks great. Ek ek dana is inviting!

Sujatha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats one looks delicious, Sia! Four in one? way to go! :)

KALVA said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Aweosme looks delish

zlamushka said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi Sia,
Thanks a lot for your another entry. Dont worry, all of them will proudly be displayed soon. Love your pictures.

Uma Akella said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi nice picture

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