Sabudana (Tapioca Sago) is a processed, ready to cook agricultural food product. The only raw material for manufacturing Sabudana is ‘Tapioca Root’ internationally known as ‘Cassava’. For infants and sick persons or during fasts, Sabudana is considered an acceptable form of nutrition.
It is used in a variety of dishes such as desserts like kheer or Khichadi, vada, bonda etc. Tapioca Sago is commonly Known as Sabudana in Hindi.
It closely resembles Sago Palm, as both are typically small dry, opaque balls. Both are white in colour (if very pure). When soaked and cooked, both become much larger, translucent, soft and spongy. Both are widely used in and around the world, usually in puddings.