Sabudana Khichdi

A step-by-step picture recipe of How to make Sabudana Khichdi during Navratri, Shravan, and all other Vrats / fasting days. Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls) khichdi is a delicious fasting recipe mainly prepared in Western India such as parts of Maharashtra like Pune, Mumbai, etc, Gujarat, and Rajasthan.

This dish is typically prepared for breakfast. As Navratri is approaching many people will be fasting for the goddess. So during these 9 days, Sabudana khichdi is one of the popular choices to select from. It tastes great, you can adjust the spiciness as per your taste. I love it spicy, so I have added more chilies.

Also, check  my other Vrat/Fasting Recipes:
Farali Peanut Curd Raita
Sabudana Wada
Coconut and Rose Shrikhand
Vrat wale Aloo ki subzi
Rajgira aur kuttu ki poori
Samo Upma

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Some Frequently asked questions about Sabudana Khichdi

Tips to Prepare non-sticky Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi tastes best when it is cooked properly and when the khichdi is non-stick, meaning that the Sabudana or tapioca pearls should not stick to each other. The most important step for preparing non-sticky Sabudana khichdi is to soak Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls).

Before soaking Sabudana, the important step is to wash it in water 3-4 times till the water looks clear. This will ensure that the Sabudana is ready to be soaked. Soak them in just enough water and not access water else they will be mushy. Half a cup or 1 cup should be sufficient depending on the quantity of Sabudana you are taking to prepare the khichdi. You can soak it overnight or at least 3-4 hours before preparing this Vrat dish. So a little bit of planning goes for cooking this Vrat, fasting, or Breakfast recipe.

Is Sabudana good for health?

Sabudana is full of starch and carbohydrates that are good for instant energy. Moreover, it is often served as a breakfast item and also for breaking fasts during religious festivals as it provides energy to perform routine activities.

How to check if Sabudana is soaked properly?

For this, you need to take tapioca or Sabudana pearl between your fingers and lightly smash it. If the Sabudana pearls get smashed easily then it means they are soaked well and ready to be cooked.

To make sure Sabudana has been soaked properly, take a pearl between your fingers and smash it. If it gets smashed easily, it’s soaked well.

Can we prepare Sabudana Khichdi with Onions and Tomatoes?

Yes, you can make it with cut onions and tomatoes for breakfast. However, if you are preparing this for Vrat or Fast, then avoid using them as these ingredients are not allowed to eat during fast. Well, for a wholesome variant Breakfast recipe you can try using and add at the step before you add potatoes.

Can we use boiled potatoes for preparing Khichdi?

Yes, if you have boiled potatoes handy with you, peel the skin and make small chunks out of it and add to the khichdi preparations. This step will speed the process. However, if you do not have boiled potatoes, then also fine. Peel the skin, wash the potatoes in running water, make small chunks and add to the tadka. This will take 3-4 minutes more to cook as compared to boiled potatoes. But it will taste good either which way it is cooked.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve Sabudana Khichdi for breakfast with either a cup of Ginger Tea or a piping hot cup of South Indian Filter Coffee. There are also many other ways to serve it with cucumber slices, cucumber, and capsicum salad, Farali Peanut Curd Raita, or a Cucumber Raita.

Step-by-step Recipe of Sabudana Khichdi

Ingredients:

2 cups Sabudana (Tapioca pearls)
1 big or 2 small size Boiled Potatoes
1 cup Roasted peanuts
2 tsp Chili-ginger paste
1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp Pepper powder
1 small Finely chopped green chili
7-8 Curry leaves
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 tbsp Ghee
1 lemon squeezed
2 tsp Sugar (optional)
Salt as per taste
Fresh Coriander leaves to garnish

Method:

HOW TO ROAST PEANUTS:
1. Heat a non-stick pan and add peanuts to it.

2. Roast the peanuts for 7-8 minutes on a medium to slow flame stirring in between.

3. Switch off the flame once the peanuts are roasted evenly.

4. Remove it to a plate and let it cool for 5 minutes. Now remove the outer skin and coarsely grind the peanuts in a mini hand grinder as shown in the picture.

HOW TO SOAK SABUDANA:
1. Wash Sabudana, drain the water and add around 3/4 a cup of water little more than the quantity of Sabudana and soak it overnight or 3-4 hours will also do.

close up view of sabudana pearls, tapioca pearls, ready to be soaked

how to soak sabudana for sabudana khichdi recipe, soaked tapioca pearls

Close up view of soaked Sabudana pearls, ready to be cooked

2. Peel potato skin and dice them into small chunks.

3. Heat a broad non-stick vessel and add oil and ghee to it.

4. Once it is hot add cumin seeds (jeera) to it.

jeera and curry leaves tadka for sabudana khichdi recipe

5. Let it crackle for 10-15 seconds and now add curry leaves. After 5 seconds add potato chunks to it and mix it well.

Cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chilie and oil tadka for sabudana khichdi

6. Add little salt now so that it mixes well in the potatoes.

adding boiled potatoes chunks in the tadka

FINAL STEP OF PREPARING SABUDANA KHICHDI:
1. Once the potatoes mix well, add soaked Sabudana, coarsely crushed peanuts, salt as per taste, sugar (optional), lemon juice, pepper powder and mix everything well.

adding roasted peanuts to the cooked potatoes for sabudana khichdi

adding cumin powder and black paper powder in sabudana khichdi recipe, navratri recipe

2. Keep stirring in between so that the khichdi does not stick to the pan.
Let it cook for 5-7 minutes on a slow flame. Once cooked properly switch off the flame.

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3. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with peanut yogurt raita, stir-fry capsicum, or cucumber raita.

adding soaked sabudana in the potatoes and sabudana mixture and squeeze lime in it

close up view of Sabudana Khichdi garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves, cucumber and capsicum salad

Recipe of Sabudana Khichdi

Hetal Kamdar
A step-by-step picture recipe of How to make Sabudana Khichdi during Navratri or  Vrats/fasting. Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls) khichdi is a delicious fasting recipe mainly prepared in Western India such as parts of Maharashtra like Pune, Mumbai, etc, Gujarat and Rajasthan
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Soaking time 6 hrs
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 1194 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups Sabudana Tapioca pearls
  • 1 big or 2 small size Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 cup Roasted peanuts
  • 2 tsp Chili-ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 small Finely chopped green chili
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tbsp Ghee
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 2 tsp Sugar optional
  • Salt as per taste
  • Fresh Coriander leaves to garnish

Instructions
 

HOW TO ROAST PEANUTS:

  • Heat a non-stick pan and add peanuts in it.
  • Roast the peanuts for 7-8 minutes on a medium to slow flame stirring in between.
  • Switch off the flame once the peanuts are roasted evenly.
  • Remove it on a plate and let it cool for 5 minutes. Now remove the outer skin and coarsely grind the peanuts in a mini hand grinder as shown in the picture.

HOW TO START COOKING SABUDANA KHICHDI:

  • Wash Sabudana, drain the water and add around 3/4 a cup of water little more than the quantity of Sabudana and soak it overnight or 3-4 hours will also do.
  • Peel potato skin and dice them into small chunks.
  • Heat a broad non-stick vessel and add oil and ghee in it.
  • Once it is hot add cumin seeds (jeera) in it.
  • Let is crackle for 10-15 seconds and now add curry leaves. After 5 seconds add potato chunks in it and mix it well.
  • Add little salt now so that it mixes well in the potatoes.

FINAL STEP OF PREPARING SABUDANA KHICHDI:

  • Once the potatoes mix well, add soaked Sabudana, coarsely crushed peanuts, salt as per taste, sugar (optional), lemon juice, pepper powder and mix everything well.
  • Keep stirring in between so that the khichdi does not stick to the pan.
  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes on a slow flame. Once cooked properly switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with peanut yogurt raita, stir-fry capsicum, or cucumber raita.

Nutrition

Calories: 1194kcalCarbohydrates: 178gProtein: 24gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 1126mgFiber: 13gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 507IUVitamin C: 123mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Navratri Khichdi, Recipe of Fasting, Sabudana Khichdi, Vrat Khichdi
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