Most recipes that I was given, instructed to wash Sabudana and leave about a quarter cup of water to soak for a few hours. It never worked for me. So I decided to soak 1 cup Sabudana in 3-4 cups of water overnight and it worked well. Many might not agree with this method but I have succeeded every single time since then. I personally think, the size and quality makes a difference with soaking time.
3/4 cup Sabudana (Tapioca)
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 small green chillies, chopped
1 medium potato, chopped into cubes
1/4 cup roasted peanut powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
How it's made:
Wash and soak sabudana for 6 hours or overnight. Drain water and squeeze Sabudana between the palm of your hands. Combine salt, sugar, peanut powder, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and set aside.
In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and green chilies. Saute until it changes color. Add potatoes, salt and cook until potatoes are done. Do not add water. Add sabudana. Mix well. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Adjust salt and sugar. Serve hot with extra lemon juice if required.