Sabudana thalipeeth/Sago pancake is made during fast. It is made with sabudana, boiled potato, sweet potato and roasted crushed peanuts. It is very quick, tasty and can be consumed even in regular breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is gluten free.
Wash the sabudana for 4-5 times till the water looks clear. Soak it in a flat vessel with just water filled on top. Excess water will make sabudana sticky while cooking. Cover and soak for 3-4 hours. (I have used mini sabudana and hence soaking time is less). The normal sabudana needs to soak overnight.
The water will be absorbed and sabudana will be soft and dry.
In the same vessel add boiled and mashed potato, grated and squeezed sweet potato, roasted and crushed peanuts, chopped coriander and curry leaves, cumin seeds, ginger and green chili paste and salt as per taste.
Mix them well with hands like dough.
Heat a non stick pan. Lower the heat. Take a good amount of mixture and with the fingers press it directly on the pan in a circle. Be careful while putting the mixture as the pan will be hot. With the finger make the hole in the center. This helps to cook the thalipeeth evenly and quick.
Drizzle oil or ghee on the side and in the hole. Cover the pan for 4-5 minutes and cook on medium heat.
Flip the thalipeeth gently. Cover and cook again for 2-3 minutes on other side.
Cook till done and golden spots appear. If your want more crispy then cook 2-3 minutes more after removing the lid.
Serve hot with curd or coriander peanut chutney.
The Sabudana should be washed 4-5 times or till the water comes out clear while washing. This will remove excess starch and will make sabudana less sticky.While soaking sabudana soak it in a flat broad vessel with very little water on top. The sabudana will soak water and will become soft but not sticky. It will be still grainy.Using sweet potato is optional. You can use only potato or raw banana.Instead of pressing thalipeeth on the pan directly, you can first press it on the plastic sheet or butter paper and then flip it on the pan and cook.