Tapioca, the white little balls come from the starch of the cassava root. After the starch is extracted from the roots, starch is processed to make tiny tapioca pearls.
Tapioca is gluten-free, and vegan. Both the ingredients that go into it (cassava root) and the processing methods that create it are free of animal products.
It is a popular fasting recipe ingredient in India. Usually, grains are not eaten during fasts. So Sabudana Khichri, Sabudana Kheer, Sabudana Cutlets, and Sabudana Papad are thoroughly enjoyed or liked by the people.
Tapioca or Sabudana helps in weight loss as it is rich in dietary fiber. It cures migraine due to the presence of vitamin B2 and riboflavin. Improves gut health and digestion. The antioxidant properties of tapioca treats diarrhea. Improves vision as packed with vitamin A. Reduces fever, heals wounds, increases appetite, and boosts energy.
- 1 cup Store Bought Sabudana (dry)
Place the store bought tapioca in a bowl.
Wash is with water for 2 to 3 times, until tapioca can be clearly seen through water. Fill in the tapioca bowl with water. About an inch above the tapioca layer. Set aside the bowl for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, drain all the water from the tapioca bowl. Spread the wet tapioca on a flat tray or plate in a single layer. Cover the tray with a plate. Leave it on the kitchen counter for 4 to 5 hours or preferably overnight.
In the morning, you’ll find perfectly soaked tapioca. Ready to use for a tapioca recipe.
A perfectly soaked tapioca will be moist to its core. Crush a tapioca pearl between your finger and thumb, there should not be any dry part inside. Here are two of my most favorite tapioca recipe.
Golden Crispy Tapioca Cutlets
Scrumptious Tapioca Khichri
Store bought Sabudana or Tapioca.