Sabudana Thaalipith (Savory Sago Pancakes)

Sabudana Thaalipith
Back home in my Mom's kitchen, every Monday was a Sago special.  My favorite breakfast, since I love both sago and potatoes.  In my kitchen, sago delicacies are part of our weekend brunch, some days Sabudana Khichdi and some days Thaalipeeth. 
I am sure you all love the popular Sabudana Wada.  Its my fave too, but deep frying doesn't sound healthy, right?  For calorie conscious foodies, these savory pancakes with the goodness of potatoes are perfect.  These taste similar to Sago Wadas, but with a lot less calories.

Sago/Sabudana - 1 cup
Mashed Boiled Potatoes - about 2 cups
Raw Peanuts/Groundnuts - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 3
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Curd/Yogurt - about 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp

How to make Sago Pancakes:
  • Wash sago twice and drain the water.  Add little water just enough to see a thin layer on top of sago.  Cover and keep it aside for 5 - 6 hours.  Check for softness after about 2 hours and sprinkle some water if required.  Sometimes sago gives a hard time soaking, depends on the quality.  Sago must turn almost double in size and soft to touch. 
  • Dry roast the raw peanuts.  The skin will come off easily.  Discard the skin.  Grind the peanuts to a coarse powder after cooling.
  • Finely chop cilantro and green chillies.
  • In a mixing bowl, add soaked sago, ground peanut powder, chopped cilantro, green chillies, mashed potatoes, salt and sugar.  Mash the potatoes well and mix all the ingredients well.  Now add curd and mix well.  Make a lemon sized ball and flatten it on your palms.  Alternately, you can use a plastic food wrap or banana/plantain leaf as well.  Apply oil to the food wrap or banana leaf and then flatten with hands. 
  • Heat 1 - 2 tsp oil in a pan and spread it all over.  Carefully add the flattened thaalipith.  Flip the thaalipith when the edges start turning brown.  Roast both sides golden brown.  Repeat the same for the leftover dough.
Serve hot Sabudanyacha Thaalipeeth with curd or Kaakdi Koshimbir (Cucumber Raita).


  1. Delicious thaalipeth, looks great..

  2. Never tried sago pancakes..looks delicious and wonderful idea.

  3. sabudana pancake new to me..looks tempting !

  4. I will try..I tried Masala bhindi...
    your recipes are too good!

  5. thanks Harman for the feedback.. am happy masala bhindi turned out good and you liked it..

  6. looks delicious, will try sometime, thanks for sharing uma

  7. first time here delicious pancakes
    following you

  8. love it, i have some sabudana in my pantry, may be i will give it a try

  9. Innovative Sago pancaked. It looks yum.


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