Friday, September 21, 2012

Vrat Or Fast Recipes: Authentic Sabudana Khichdi | Pearl Sago Or Tapioca Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi is a Marathi dish. The main ingredient in this dish is Sabudana and Potato.  Sabudana is also called as  tapioca or pearl sago. It is a very popular vrat recipe.  In Maharastra, sabudane ki khichadi is a very common recipe for fasts

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 1 1/2 cups Sago (Sabudana)
  • 1 medium Potato
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon  cumin seeds
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • 1/4 cup peanuts/ peanut powder
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 table spoon sugar
  • 2 table spoon lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped fresh coriander leaves

  • Wash Sabudana nicely for two to three times so that no powder is left.
  • Drain water completely and keep it covered for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Keep mixing it time to time, so that Sabudana is not completely dry and Sabudana grains are separate and moist. Sprinkle some more water as and when needed.
  • Cook the Potato in pressure cooker and then chop the potato into small pieces.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, cumin seeds and peanuts.
  • Roast on a low flame until the peanuts brown.
  • Add the green chilies and stir for a minute.
  • Add chopped potato and Sabudana, salt and sugar.
  • The most important thing is to keep churning the Sabudana. if left unattended it will stick to pan and turn hard like rubber.
  • Sabudana will change colour once it is cooked.

  • Add the lemon juice a minute before taking it off the heat.
  • Mix well. Remove from heat. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot.

 PS:  Here I have used crushed peanuts. Peanut powder also goes well with this dish.  Grated coconut  can also be used for the decoration. It gives a great taste to the dish as well. While making khichdi, do not cover the pan, else it will turn into an elastic ball.


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