Farali Sabudana Bhel

A friend of mine shared this yummy recipe, so I am very thankful to Hina Patel for sharing this delicious upvas vrat recipe. During Navratri, some people fast and eat only certain food. Sabudana(Tapioca Pearl) is very popular during fasting. Many recipes like Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Kheer, Sago Kesari can be prepared during Navratri fasting.
For this recipe, Sabudana, Potato or Sweet potato and Farali Chevda are the key ingredients. You can then jazz it up with some spices, sindhow Namak (Rock salt), red chili powder, green chili, cumin powder and so on. Farali chutneys like date tamarind, coriander mint can be prepared as well.

Farali Sabudana or Sago Bhel
  • Sago/ sabudana - 1 cup
  • Potato or sweet potato - 1
  • Salt as per your taste rock salt
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbs
  • Crushed green chilli - 2-3
  • Raw mango or Pomegranate pearls - 2 tbs
  • Red chili powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Jeera powder
  • 1/2 lemon or lime juice
  • Farali chewda/ farali namkin - 1 cup
  1. Wash and soak the sabudana in enough water for 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Cut the potatoes and keep aside in water.

  3. Drain the excess water from sago and strain for 30 minute or till it dries out.

  4. Coat soaked sabudana and cut potato with oil to prevent them over steaming.

  5. Prepare the steamer with perforated tray and steam sabudana and sweet potato.

  6. Now cover it and cook for 8 minutes.

  7. Once steamed, let sabudana and sweet potato cool.

  8. Now take sago and shakkarkand in large bowl, add rest of the ingredients like raw mango, hara Dhaniya, green chili, red chili powder, cumin powder, rock salt and lemon or lime juice.

  9. Add farali kevda and sprinkle some extra lime juice, red chilli powder and salt as your taste.

  10. Add some pomegranate pearls and mix well before serving.