It is required to first soak the sabudana pearls in water before cooking, for it to rehydrate, when it swells up to almost double its size. Once the pearls are well-drained and pat dry, they are then stir-fried with other ingredients and spices to make the popular sabudana khichdi. There are of course certain tricks involved in cooking sabudana perfectly, or else you will end up with leathery and very chewy pearls. A practice that is followed by some home chefs is to also soak the pearls in curd or dahi for a few hours before making the khichdi. This is said to prevent the pearls from becoming sticky and chewy during the cooking process.
Also known as the MP wheat, Sharbati atta is sweeter in taste and better in texture. The grains of Sharbati atta are bigger in size and has a golden sheen to it. Interestingly, Punjab in India is known for the best agricultural produce, including wheat.
Shakti Bhog Semolina a coarse type of flour made from durum wheat is known as Sooji in North India and Rawa in South India. Semolina is prepared by best quality roller mills. The rollers are so placed that the space between them is slightly narrower than the width of the wheat kernels.