Saturday, September 3, 2011

Unanimously loved by one and all - Jawwarisi /Sago pearls / Sabudana vadam


There used to be a time when vadams and pickles were never store bought.  Chennai has only summer and summer always, a slightly cool weather in December and January.  All the vadams would be prepared periodically and stored.  Ours was a bungalow type house but the neighbour's terrace would be visible.  At any point we can see someone or the other preparing vadams in their terrace.  I recall my mother making these and my sisters and me would be too willing to help her mainly to nibble at the vadams at different stages of drying.  It would begin with the dough tasting and slowly extend to the vadams itself.   Now, I see my cousins do not take the trouble of making it, instead readymades are available at reasonable cost.  But, I still enjoy preparing these.  Here,goes the recipe.



Jawwarisi or Sabudana - 2 cups
Green chillies - 10
Asoefoetida
Lime - 4 or 5
Salt

Soak Sabudana overnight.  Dissolve asoefoetida in three tablespoon of water.  Grind the green chillies to a fine paste. 

In a thick bottom vessel, cook the soaked sabudana with enough water.  Keep stirring till the pearls become transparent. Allow it to cool completely and at this point the consistency should be taken note of.  If the mixture is quite thick, it would thicken further while cooling and this would be a difficult venture later on.  Add just enough water so that the mixture is in semi-solid consistency.  Once it is cooled, add salt, asoefoetida, chilly paste and the lemon juice.  Check for taste and add the necessary ingredients accordingly.  Now, the mixture should be in a semi- solid consistency and not a pouring one.  Fill a ladle of mixture and place it in the plastic sheet directly under the sun.  It may take a couple of days before the vadam is dried completely. 

Vadams can be deep fried or can be toasted in the microwave.  Enjoy with piping hot rice and sambar. I like it that way.

29 comments:

  1. yummy crunchy vadgams..looks so nice...great recipe..thanks for sharing.

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  2. Indeed everyone fav. ...love this

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  3. My favourite .My mother is an expert in making sago vadams but I have not tried it.

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  4. True this has a universal appeal. Reminds me of childhood days when we used to dry these.Nice to see that you have followed the age old method.

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  5. Vathals are my fav that too jawarisi vathals top them all.

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  6. Thanks for the recipe... Looks so crunchy

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  7. maa used to make this. perfectly done.

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  8. delicious done homemade looks wonderful

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  9. Real hardwork put in n so is worth the result..Tasty crispy vadams in hand..love it!Thanx for sharing the recipe..

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  10. Oh, these are one of my favourites! I love munching these sabudana pappads anytime!! The pictures look great...

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  11. Crispy crunchy vadams...My favorite vadams...Though I have never ventured into making these..but my MIL makes it every year...

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  12. You are so right, its loved by all! The pearls are so perfectly visible! Wonderful!

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  13. I love this type of vadams,but never make them get from Madurai...

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  14. this reminds me of good old days when my mom would make it and we kids used to sneak the raw mixture and eat tons of them :P lovely lovely vadams

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  15. Homemade vadagam tastes the best always. I can imagine what you are saying about those golden vadam making days :) Good that you love to bring back those memories and it would be a great pleasure for all the family members to get involved in this process. Javvarisi vadam looks so heavenly....and perfect dear.

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  16. Love simply with same sambhar rice, my fav,nothing will beat the homedmade vadagams..

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  17. My mother used to make many versions of these vattals. I love them with yogurt rice ---don't ask:)

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  18. I tried it at my friends place and loved it ..looks so delicious..!!

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  19. Love to have this with rice n rasam as u said..

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  21. Wow - I love these but have only tried the ready made version. Welldone to you for making them at home.

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  24. Ohh! I have the fondest of memories when it comes to the sabudana vadam, a lot of my neighbours used to prepare them. I wish the sun was shining as brightly where I live now, I would have definitely tried it! Thanks for your comments on my blog, glad to follow u!

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  25. I Love these and have many memories of eating them at various stages of drying..sadly I do not have the space nor the sun to make these here for my kids to have such memories.
    Love Ash.

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  26. This is my fav vadam and love to have with all types of rice.Just love it.Happy to follow you.

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