Today I am sharing a very delicious ,easy and nutritious Dahi Sabudana / Sago in Yogurt (vrat recipe) recipe. A perfect dish for offering as Bhog to God or to eat on fasting days.As per the Hindu Calendar there are many festivals in a year. There are many festivals when people fast . In some cases people do no take water or food and this is called Nirjal Upwas. There are days when you fast but can eat certain food items. There is a lot of difference in the procedure of observing fasts In North ,South ,East and Western parts of India. Some people religiously follow the rituals even today. On the days I fast i do Nirjal Upwas. You find Cultural change every 500 kms in the same state.India is so diverse with such a rich and beautiful culture.
Why do People Fast?
Our ancestors followed the rituals of Praying and Fasting. Scientifically Fasting has many benefits . Some of them are listed below:
Promotes Blood Sugar
Improves Health of the heart by improving blood pressure and Cholestrol Levels
Aids weight loss by reducing Intake of food
Helps to Rejuvinate
What is 254th Foodiemonday Bloghop Theme?
This week the theme was suggested by Kalyani who is an amazing blogger. She has a wonderful collection of Vegan and Gluten free recipes on her blog. I have bookmarked her Lentil Scallion Soup and Broccoli Pakoda. Check out all recipes for this week’s theme #Farali Farmaish.
Recipe for Dahi Sabudana / Sago in Yogurt (Vrat Recipe):
1/2 Cup Sago
1 Green Chilli Finely Chopped
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
1.5 Tbsp Roasted and Crusshed Peanuts
Rock salt to taste
2 Tsp Finely Chopped Coriander
1 Tsp Ghee
1 Cup Yogurt
1/4 Tsp Sugar (Optional)
Dry roast the sabudana till it starts to pop up. Allow it to cool. Saok it in water for about 10 minutes.
Drain the water
Whisk the curd with salt and sugar
Soak this drained Sabudana in curd mixture for about 2 hours
Sabudana would have swelled and will be fluffy and soft. Press the sabudana to ensure there is no hardness.
Add roasted and crushed peanuts ,chopped coriander to the yogurt mix.
Heat ghee in a wok.
Add jeera ,green chillies .
Pour the tempering over the Sabudana and Yogurt mixture.