Sabudana/sago/tapioca pearls are commonly used to prepare staple desi dishes such as upma, khichdi, kheer, thalipeeth and vada, as well as crunchy snacks like papad and javvarisi vadaam. Here are the 5 health benefits of adding sabudana to your diet. Those on a weight loss journey should not consume sabudana regularly as it is rich in calories and starch. It should be eaten in moderation.