Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sabudana Khichdi: Spicy Tapioca

Sabudana khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked Sabudana (Sago) also known as Tapioca. It is usually prepared in western parts of India especially in Gujarat & Maharashtra. One of the most popular recipes during Navaratri (Dussera) Vrat/ fasting, this savory pudding is made from Sago  cooked with potatoes & crushed peanuts. This recipe is mildly spiced and peanuts give it a light crunch. Sabudana or Tapioca is normally consumed during fasts. But you can have it any time and any day as snacks or breakfast.

Sabudana Khichdi


2 Cup of Tapioca (Sabudana)
1 Potato, peeled and cubed
1 Cup Peanuts
3 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
5 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
2 Green Chillies, Finely Chopped
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Cilantro Leaves to Garnish


Wash the tapioca well with water and soak them overnight.

Take a pan and dry roast some peanuts till brown and pulse them into a coarse powder and set them aside.

Place a pan, Heat some ghee in it. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, Chopped green chillies and finely chopped potatoes, Turmeric powder and salt and stir well. Close the lid for 2 minutes till the potatoes cook well.

Add sugar, red chilli powder and tapioca and toss well on medium flame until the pearls are cooked and become slightly transparent. Add little water. Add the roasted peanut powder to it and toss well for another minute until its all mixed well.

Switch off the stove and add a dash of lemon juice and few coriander leaves and serve warm.

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