Monday, April 11, 2016

Sabudana Thalipeeth (Pearl Tapioca & Potato Pancake)

    There are 5 Navratri but commonly 2 Navratri are celebrated. Chaitra Navtarti is the very first one. Chaitra Navratri, also known as Ram Navratri, Vasant navratri and some people(like me) also refer it as Spring Navratras. There is a popular belief that the fasting during Chaitra Navratri is to prepare the body for the ensuing summer season. In these 9 days of carnival, nine forms of Durga Maa are worshiped. Whatever form anyone worship, whatever ritual anyone follows, the ultimate goal is to seek blessing and pay reverence to Maa Durga. During these 9 days of fasing, devotees follow strick vegetarian diet and consume Phalahari food. Whenever we have a fasting day coming up, the most commonly used ingredients is Sabudana or Sago Pearls or Pearl Tapioca. Why not try my following recipe,"Sabudana Thalipeeth" this Chaitra Navratri and make it a healthy and happy Navratri.!! Jai Mata Di! 

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Serving for: 2
1 cup Sabudana or Pearl Tapioca
2 large boiled and grated Potatoes
1/2 cup slightly roasted crushed Peanuts
1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1-2 tablespoon Green chili-ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon chopped Cilantro
Rock salt or Sindhav Salt to taste
Some oil or ghee.
* Wash and drain Sabudana, sprinkle a little water and keep it covered for about 40-60 minutes.
* Transfer soaked Sabudana into a mixing bowl.
* Add grated potatoes, green chili-ginger paste, cilantro, cumin seeds, lemon juice, crushed peanuts and Sindhav salt.
* Mix well and knead well.
* Heat a pan or tawa.
* With wet hands take a portion of the sabudana mixture and spread it on some plastic or on wax-paper.(try as thin as you can)
* Make a hole in a middle or make a few holes all over.
* Place it on hot tawa.
* Put some ghee or oil in the holes and also apply all around on the Thalipeeth.
* Flip over when the underside is light golden and cook till the other side is cooked golden too.
* Serve hot with Yogurt or chutney of your choice.
* Enjoy!!

                 Hope you are looking for some fasting recipe, then you may like this one.. Happy and Healthy Navratri to all my precious readers.!!!

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