Why Sabudana Upma?
Sabudana, also known as sago, is a versatile ingredient and a staple in many Indian households. It’s derived from tapioca and packed with carbohydrates, making it a fantastic energy source, especially during fasting days. When combined with colorful veggies and aromatic spices, it transforms into a delicious and satisfying breakfast dish.
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Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1 cup Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls)
- Water (enough to soak the Sabudana)
- 1 tsp Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1 Green chillies
- 1 Red chilli
- 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
- 1/2 inch Ginger, finely chopped
- 1/2 Onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Capsicum, chopped
- 1/2 Tomato, chopped
- A pinch of Salt (for frying the vegetables)
- 1/4 cup Carrots + beans + potato, finely chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Chilli powder
- 1/8 teaspoon Garam masala
- salt – 1/4 tsp
- Juice of half a Lemon
- Chopped Coriander leaves (for garnish)
Let’s Get Cooking:
- Soak the Sabudana: Start by taking a cup of sabudana and soaking it in just enough water overnight. You’ll know it’s ready when the sabudana is mashable, and you’ve drained any excess water.
- Temper the Spices: Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let them crackle, and then add cumin seeds, green chilli, red chilli, chopped garlic, and finely chopped ginger. Mix and fry until fragrant.
- Veggie Magic: Now, add chopped onions, capsicum, and fry for a minute. Follow this with chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt, which helps the vegetables cook faster.
- Veggie Galore: Throw in finely chopped carrots, beans, and potatoes, along with turmeric powder, chilli powder, and garam masala. Mix everything and fry for a minute.
- Cooking the Veggies: Pour in some water, cover the pan, and cook until the veggies are tender. Make sure the potatoes are cooked through.
- Sabudana Love: Add the soaked sabudana and a bit more salt. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes without the lid. Gently stir after a couple of minutes.
- Finishing Touch: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mix once more, and your Mixed Vegetable Sabudana Upma is ready to be served hot!
This dish is not just delicious but also a great source of energy. It’s perfect for breakfast or a light, healthy snack. The sabudana’s unique texture combined with the vibrant mix of vegetables and spices makes for a memorable culinary experience.