Sabudana Khichadi

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Sabudana KhichadiSabudana Khichadi: Sabudana khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked Sabudana (Sago). It is usually prepared in western parts of India especially in Gujarat & Maharashtra. It is the dish of choice when somebody is observing a fast during Navratri. The Sabudana Khichadi is filling in nature and has a high energy content, therefore, it serves as ideal food during fasting.


(serves 2):

  • 1 cup Sabudana (Sago)
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 1 small-med Potato, cubed
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2-3 green Chillies
  • 1-2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • Rock Salt, to taste
  • Few sprigs of Curry leaves and Cilantro to garnish
  • Lemon juice to taste, freshly squeezed


  • Wash the sabudana well until the water runs clear.
  • Soak sabudana, with enough water to cover it, for about 5 hours.
  • Sabudana is ready for use, when you are able to press it with your fingertips, but it does not disintegrate easily.
  • Drain the sabudana well.
  • The sabudana pearls should remain separate, when you take some in your hands.
  • Dry roast the peanuts.
  • Rub the peanuts with yours hands, after roasting, to peel the skins.
  • Cool the roasted peanuts.
  • Grind the peanuts to a fine powder using a food processor.
  • Set aside.
  • Take a skillet.
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee.
  • When the skillet is hot, add the cumin, thinly sliced chillies, asafoetida and turmeric powder along with curry leaves.
  • Mix well for 30 seconds.
  • Add the cubed potato.
  • Cook until they are soft.
  • Add the sabudana and give a quick toss with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the peanut powder with sugar and salt as per your taste.
  • Mix to combine.
  • If the sabudana khichadi is little dry, then sprinkle some water (very little).
  • Garnish with Cilantro and lemon juice.
  • Serve hot.


  • If you do not have the time, you can warm the water (not hot) and soak it for just 2 hours.

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