Friday, 21 February 2014

Sago Pulao

Sago / Sabudana is a very healthy yet very light food and a high source of protein and energy. People who are into keeping religious fasts often have sago as a part of religious meal.Though I am not a huge fan of sago, I love the pulao that can be made from it. This is the first time i tried the dish. The dish is healthy, light, refreshing and absolutely delicious. You can add vegetables like brocolli, baby corn, peas to the dish.


Preparation: 12 hours
Cooking: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
  • Sago / sabudana - 1 cup, washed
  • French beans - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Carrots - 1, finely chopped
  • Potato - 1, finely chopped
  • Onion - 1, finely chopped
  • Peanuts - 1/2 cup, unsalted
  • Dry red chilies - 2 small
  • Curry leaves - hand full
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
  • Hing / Asafoetida -  a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp.

Preparation:
  • In a wide bowl soak sago / sabudana in water. Make sure that the water just covers the sabudana / sago. I soaked it overnight.
  • In a bowl, add water and keep boil the beans and carrots in microwave.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add the chopped potatoes. Saute till the potatoes are fried and cooked. 
  • When the potatoes are frying add curry leaves and dry red chilies. This will add the flavor to the oil.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, add mustard seeds and hing and allow the seeds to crackle.
  • Add peanuts, boiled carrots and beans and saute till nice and crisp. 
  • Add salt to taste and mix well. 
  • Lower the flame and add the soaked and softened sago to the pan and mix well so that the spices and the vegetables are evenly mixed.
  • You may sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice for the extra zing!

Note

These days its all about eating healthy and right! We try to use a lot of fresh vegetables and healthy ingredients in our recipes and use very less vegetable oil and more of Olive oil.