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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe
Prep Time
5 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
5 hrs 15 mins
Sabudana khichdi is an Indian dish made from soaked Sabudana or sago seeds (pearl tapioca). It is the dish of choice when an individual observes a "fast" during Shivratri, Navratri, or a similar Hindu religious occasion.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • 1 cup sabudana / sago seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts
  • 10 almonds
  • 5 walnuts
  • 1  tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste sendha namak
  • 2 potatoes boiled peeled & chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  1. Step 1. Wash sabudana 2-3 times, then soak in 2 cups of water for 4-5 hours or overnight. After 5 hours, sabudana seeds must have fluff and become twice in size.
  2. Step 2. Drain all the excess water by putting sago seeds in a strainer for 1/2 an hour.
  3. Note - less the moisture in sago seeds less they will stick to each other.
  4. Step 3. Heat a pan over medium heat. Turn the flame to minimum and dry roast peanuts, almonds and walnuts for 2-3 minutes. Keep them aside.
  5. Step 4. Place the same pan on medium heat and add ghee. Once ghee heats up, add cumin seeds to crackle.
  6. Step 5. Add chopped potatoes ,green chillies and salt to taste, roast until they becomes brown in colour. Within 6 minutes of cooking potatoes changed colour and have become crispy.
  7. Step 7. Add sago seeds and cook for next 4- 5 minutes on minimum heat by stirring continuously to avoid stickiness.
  8. Step 8. Add roasted nuts and mix again.
  9. Step 9. When sago seeds become translucent it means they have cooked now. Switch off the gas. Before serving garnish with mint or coriander leaves. Enjoy.