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Monday, April 8, 2013


Sabudhana thalipeeth is a popular Maharashtrian vrat (fasting) recipe. Its a flavourful dish with the aroma of peanuts and sago in ghee. Its very easy to make.


Sago(Javvarisi/sabudana) - 1 1/4 cup
(medium sized, regular variety and NOT the nylon one)
Skinless roasted peanuts (coarsely ground) - 1/4 cup

Potato - 2 medium sized
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Green chillies - 2 or 3 (finely chopped)

Coriander leaves  - 3 tablespoons (finely chopped)
Salt - to taste (approx. 1 level tsp.)
Ghee - 3 tablespoons

Oil - 3 tablespoons


Clean the sago without mud and stones, wash gently two or three times and drain the water completely. Now pour in VERY LITTLE WATER, JUST TO COVER OR IMMERSE THE SAGO AND KEEP ASIDE FOR 2 HOURS. Rake the sago gently with a fork once an hour.

Boil, peel and mash the potatoes. Keep aside.

After 2 hours, separate the sago pearls gently with your hand. By this time the sago would have absorbed all the water. It will be moist but no trace of water will be there. Add mashed potatoes, cumin seeds, roasted  & crushed peanuts, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, salt and knead well.

Heat a tawa. Wet the hands, take a medium sized ball out of the sabudana mixture and flatten it on the tawa to a thin, round thalipeeth. Make one or two holes and pour  little oil / ghee into the holes and around the thalipeeth. Cook for a while and flip both sides until golden on both sides.  Serve hot with dahi, pickle or any chutney of your choice. 


  1. Very nice and interesting recipe. Looks yum

  2. Nice .. will make it soon..

  3. very delicious and tempting too.I have made only sabudana khichdi and vada.This recipe is very interesting, shall try it very soon.

  4. Interesting vrat recipe. A must try dish too.

  5. yummy , will try it in the coming Navratri

  6. Heard about kichidi, but this is an interesting version! Looks yum!

  7. Thalipeeth looks inviting akka, cant stop drooling myself here.

  8. Good substitute for deep fried vada. Interesting version. Must try recipe.

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  10. thanks for the receipe. tried this few days back. it was bit chewy. what could be the reason

  11. I have sabudana soaked right now. Thoguht of making kichdi for dinner. But I will make this instead. Thanks for the recipe.


  12. this looks yummy.. have hrd abt it for the first time.. gonna try. :)


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