of soaking, while the larger kind needs soaking for 5-6 hours (or preferably overnight). Strictly, the quality also has a huge role in the soaking. The best quality requires just a sprinkling of water to make it soft and spongy. With trial, you would have to find out under what category your Sago pearls fall under.
Soaked sabudana/sago/tapioca pearls are mixed with boiled potato, toasted peanuts and a few herbs and spices, shaped into balls or patties and deep-fried or fried in an Appe pan or just shallow fried in a pan with very little oil
Sabudana khichadi is a very very common recipe made in every Maharashtrian home during fast. In Girgaon, we use to relish Prakash's khichadi and sabudana wada and piyush during Sankashti chaturthi, our sole monthly fast