Two years back the idea of vadam project at Singapore came to my mind and last year I could make few vadams and happily ate among the amma given vadams and MIL given vadams, store bought colour vadams. Last year I posted Koozh vadam recipe and elai vadam recipe. And I was super excited about elai vadam than koozh vadam. This year too I am planning to make both. Before I make those I wanted to try this sago vadam this year. It was so hot and sunny past month and everyday I felt like I was wasting the sun energy. First I wanted to take down recipe from MIL. I wanted to make in small quantity and try. Also that’s only the space available here too. Small amount can be dried comfortably. So I did in two batches very less to that of compared to what mom and MIL does.
Why I have to make that much, they make a lot coz they need to pass it to me . I am making only for the small family of 3. And both mom and MIL fries vadam so often in the night if they eat rice or if they make variety rice. I don't fry vadam that often like them, even if I fry only a hand full will do for us. Aj is very choosy, it depends only on his mood to eat vadams. I fry vadam only if I am short of the vegetable side dish I am making. Otherwise when vegetables is there and I fry vadam along with it, only vadam will disappear, vegetables will be there in the plates as such. So this is how I justify me, making less vadams.
So I decided (took a week), took recipe from MIL (took a week) and finally made (took a week) – - Lazy me! I have seen my mom, MIL getting tensed, yelling when they are into the vadam project and it rains all of a sudden. Those time I have never felt much for it, we just make fun on it and move on. But for a month it was not at all raining in Singapore and it was hot to the peak, that I always felt that I am wasting the shine. The day I made this vadam, I don't know from where the rain came, it started raining and the whole day no sun at all. I have heard my dad, FIL making fun on the ladies at home to make vadam so that rain will come, never expected it will happen to me too! Vj kept laughing seeing my face when it rained .
But my MIL asked me to dry in fan and told nothing will go wrong, as she said it was fine and the next day I could get some sun to dry the vadams. Now I am waiting to make the koozh vadam, but I will sure see the forecast before making . This time, I made one batch in cotton white cloth and the next one in polythene sheets I saved. I would say the plastic sheet is easy way to do, but if you are concerned about plastic, you can stick to the authentic cloth method. My mom says any smooth, shiny white thick polyester cloth also works fine and is easier to take it off after drying when compared to the pure cotton cloth. According to me, this is easier than the koozh vadam. So do try if you have hot sun in your part of the world.
Goes well with any mixed rice varieties like tamarind rice, lemon rice also with thogayal rice. Is it not beautiful like pearls .