"Sabudana" is the Marathi word for pearl sago. Sabudana "grains" look like tapioca and are small (about 2 mm diameter) dry, white balls. When cooked they turn from their opaque white color to translucent, and become soft and spongy. In India, especially in the western state of Maharashtra, it is most commonly used in fasting dishes such as sabudana khichdi. In South India they are used to make small pappadam wafers called sabudhana poha. Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... Sago is a starchy, fecula, granular substance used in cooking. ... Tapioca is an essentially flavourless starchy ingredient, or fecula, produced from treated and dried cassava (manioc) root and used in cooking. ... Maharashtra (à¤®à¤¹à¤¾à¤°à¤¾à¤·à¥à¤à¥à¤° in Devanagari) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from all food and in some cases drink, for a period of time. ...
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