Sabudana Khichdi


 

Sabudana khichdi is made with tapioca pearls or sago pearls, peanuts and potato as the main ingredients. It is the most common fasting food all over India and is made during festivals like navratri and Shivratri. It is a great breakfast dish too.

It is really important to get the sago pearls non-sticky and to achieve that it needs to be soaked for the right amount of time. Here is my mom’s secret recipe of sabudana khichdi. This

There are two varieties of sabudana available in market – the large ones and the small ones. I use the large ones to make sabudan khicdi and the small one to make sabudana payasa (pudding). Check the recipe of sabudana payasa here.

Try my fail proof recipe and get perfect perals of sabudana mildly spiced sabudana khichdi.

 

 

Ingredients:

Sabudana – 1 ½ cup
Peanuts – ½ cup, roasted
Coconut – ¼ cup, grated
Potato – 2 medium, cut into small cubes
Peas – ¼ cup
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 5-6
Green chilli – 2-3, chopped or as per taste
Salt to taste
Juice of ½ lemon
Coriander leaves – a handful, chopped

Method:

  1. Soak the sabudana in sufficient water for 30 minutes
  2. Grind the peanuts into a coarse powder and set aside
  3. Boil peas until almost cooked and set aside
  4. Once the sabudana is soaked, wash it thoroughly in running water. Drain all the excess water
  5. Mix the drained sabudana with peanut powder, coconut and salt. Let it sit for another 30 minutes
  6. Heat oil in a fry pan or kadhai and add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add cumin seeds, green chilli and curry leaves
  7. Add the potatoes and fry until they are golden
  8. Add the boiled peas and saute for a few seconds
  9. Add the soaked sabudana and mix gently
  10. Sprinkle a few drops of water and let it simmer for 7-8 minutes. Stir occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom
  11. The sabudana khichdi is done once the sabudana pearls truns soft and translucent
  12. Turn off the flame, add lemon juice and coriander leaves
  13. Serve hot

 

Soak sabudana in water for 30 minutes

Soak sabudana in water for 30 minutes

 

Mix sabudana with peanut powder, coconut and salt

Mix sabudana with peanut powder, coconut and salt

 

Temper oil and add potatoes

Temper oil and add potatoes

 

Fry until potatoes are golden

Fry until potatoes are golden

Add peas and saute

Add peas and saute

 

Add sabudana mixture and combine gently

Add sabudana mixture and combine gently

Simmer until sabudana is completely done

Simmer until sabudana is completely done

 

 

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