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35 min

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

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35 min


4 persons




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Author: Antonina Blum

Sabudana Khichdi is an Indian dish made by soaking Sabudana (Tapioca / Sago). It is quite popular in Western Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Sabudana Khichdi Recipe is a simple to cook and delicious to eat recipe. In many larger cities in Western regions, Sabudana Khichdi is popular as a street food that can be eaten at any time of the day.
Sabudana Khichdi is a no onion no garlic dish. As a result it is frequently made when observing a "fast" during Hindu festivals like Maha Shivaratri, Janamashtmi, Ekadashi, Navratri etc. 


  • sabudana : 1 cup (Sago / Tapioca Pearls)
  • potatoes : 2 piece (medium sized, boiled)
  • tomatoes : 2 piece
  • peanuts : 0.25 cup
  • green chillies : 1 piece (Hari Mirchi)
  • black mustard seeds : 1 tsp (Rai)
  • cumin seeds : 1 tsp (Jeera)
  • red chilli powder : 0.5 tsp (Lal Mirch)
  • black pepper powder : 0.5 tsp (Kali Mirch)
  • salt : 1 tsp (Sendha Namak)
  • clarified butter : 2 Tbsp (Ghee)

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Stages of cooking

  1. Wash the Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls) with water 4-5 times till the water runs clear, then drain the water.

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  2. Add Salt and Pepper to the Sabudana and mix gently with a fork.

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  3. Heat oil in a pan and add Black Mustard Seeds (Rai). When the Mustard Seeds start to splutter, add Cumin Seeds (Jeera) to the pan.

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  4. Add peanuts to the oil and roast them for a couple of minutes on medium flame. You can also dry roast the peanuts separately in a pan or in the microwave and add them directly.

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  5. When the peanuts are roasted add finely chopped green chillies to the pan.

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  6. Add Turmeric Powder & Red Chilli Powder to the pan and cook for a few seconds.

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  7. Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook for a few minutes till they start to leave oil.

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  8. Then add boiled and coarsely mashed potatoes to the pan.

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  9. Add the sabudana pearls to the mixture and gently mix with a fork. Take care not to mash the sabudana.

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  10. Cover the pan with a lid and let the sabudana khichdi cook for 3-5 minutes. The sabudana will start to become translucent as they cook. You can also microwave the khichdi to cook it.

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  11. Sabudana Khichdi is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot.

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