A bowl of golden yellow beauty- Sago delight is just awesome and healthy and it is right in front of your face.
It’s that time of the year when I search deep in my pantry for those milky white tapioca sago pearls. So that something healthy, delicious and nutrition rich food magic for FASTING days can be whipped up. It’s quite inevitable fact that tapioca sago has ever lasting bonding with FASTING. These cute pearl like mini-balls are starchy but some how are preferred food on those NO-FOOD days.
MAHA SHIVARATRI is a special occasion to worship Lord Shiva while chanting bhajans and prayers through out the night. It’s celebrated in most part of India where people visit Lord shiva temples, observe fasting and seek blessings from God. Devotees also maintain “jagaran”an all-night vigil and prayers marking the night as “overcoming darkness and ignorance”. This year the festival is on February 24th which is just two days away.
When I heard Sago delight for the first time, the first image in my mind was something fancy having some unfamiliar ingredients in it. But it wasn’t so. It’s actually recreation of sago kheer with all healthy fruits and nuts. The tapioca sago when soaked up for long hours puffs up to big size which you have to rinse few times in order to get over extra starch. The simmered full fat milk cooks the sago to beautiful translucent pearls. Sugar and the fruits topping over the kheer elevate the deliciousness to next level. There is no hard and fast rule on topping. You can top it with most awesome fruits and nuts of your choice ( Probably you can avoid citrus fruits).
When the strict fasting is not feasible for you then it is advised to consume light food such as sago delight, sago kheer or sabudana thalipeeth. So today stop at the store on way home and pick some tapioca sago and fruits for the celebration. What say?