Sabudana thalipeeth

Sabudana or sago or tapioca pearl recipes are prepared on fasting days by Hindus. During religious fasting days recipes like sago khichdi, kheer, thalipeeth (roti) and vada are made. Sago is gluten free. It can boost up your energy on fasting days as it has carbs. Basically it is the same ingredients as of vada but shaped like a crepe.

Use buckwheat flour to bind the mixture. You can use sago flour too. Drain the sago completely without fail.

Thalipeeth ( roti or crepe) is crispy and soft pancake kind which can be served with raita and spicy green chutney for breakfast or dinner.

PREP TIME : 15 minutes

COOK TIME : 30 minutes

CUISINE : maharashtrian

COURSE : breakfast / dinner

YIELD : 2 thalipeeth & 25 vadas


Sabudana – 1 cup

Water – 1.5 cup

Potatoes – 4 no.(medium size, cooked)

Buckwheat flour – 1/3 cup

Peanut powder – 6 tbsp

Ginger – 1 inch

Green chillies – 6 no.

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1.5 tsp

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Salt as required.

Sesame oil as required.


Take 1 cup sago wash it twice and soak in 1.5 cup water for 5 hours or overnight.

After soaking period, press with fingers and check whether it is soft and mashed easily.

Drain it completely.

Take roasted peanuts break them into halves using mortar and pestle.

Blow the skin off and using mixer jar powder it coarsely.

Cook 4 potatoes, remove skin, mash it well and keep it aside.

In a mixer jar add 1 inch ginger and 6 green chillies, grind them coarsely and keep it aside.

In a mixing bowl add drained sago, mashed potatoes and ginger chilli paste.

Add 6 tbsp ground peanut powder, 1/3 cup buckwheat flour, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1.5 tsp cumin seeds.

Add salt and mix well to combine.

Make a thick dough.

Take OHP sheet or any plastic sheet and apply oil on it.

Taka a laddle of dough and place it on the sheet. Oil your hands and spread the dough like roti on the sheet.

Meanwhile heat a tawa and sprinkle oil .

Take the ohp sheet with roti on hand and just flip on the tawa and remove the sheet gently. Add oil around the roti and on centre hole.

Wait for it to get golden then flip on other side.

When it becomes golden on both sides, remove carefully and transfer to a plate.

Serve the crispy thalipeeth (roti) with spicy green chutney and raita.

Sabudana vada:

With the same dough make lemon sized balls.

Heat sesame oil in appe (paniyaram) pan and place the balls on each pocket.

When it is golden, turn on and let it cook on other side.

Remove when it is crisp and golden.

Serve the hot vadas with spicy green chutney.


Ohp sheet is available in stationary shop.

Use buckwheat flour or sago powder (in mixer jar grind sago and use )to bind the mixture on fasting days. Other days you can add poha powder or rice flour or any other millet flour of your choice.

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