First of all, we need to understand that all sabudana does not soak equally. Every batch of sabudana absorbs water differently. How a sabudana soaks in water is different based on the quality of sabudana.
There is sabudana that absorbs a lot fo water and breaks down into small fragments. There are sabudana that does not absorb any water and stays hard for how much ever time you soak it in water.
There are different ways to soak sabudana. Some people soak it for many hours overnight, and some people soak it just for a few hours.
Here we will give you a technique, where you can soak it just for 3 hours.
- Take the sabudana and rinse it with water
- With the sabudana in a bowl, fill water to twice the height of the sabudana
- Leave the water for 30-40 mins (based on trial and error, you can find a time in this range that best suits the sabudana you generally buy)
- After 30-40 mins, drain all the water completely
- Close the bowl with a lid and leave it for 2-2.5 hours
- After 2-2.5 hours your sabudana will be ready to cook
Hope this helps!
Try this and let us know if this worked for you.