Sabudana Khichdi for fast

Sabudana Khichdi /Khichdi is another classic recipe. It’s a savory breakfast dish made with Tapioca/ sago/ Sabudana. Although mostly Sabudana khichdi is made for fasts like Navratri, or Janamashtami, shivratri etc. it’s a regular in my house.

Sabudana Khichdi

I love Sabudana Khichdi for many reasons first of all its such a quick and effortless recipe compared to the amazing taste. Another major reason is my son loves it specially with lots of aloo / potatoes in it. I would say such recipes bring you bring you back to the basics and make you realize the power of simplicity. 

I have made this Sabudana Khichdi in regular vegetable oil, but I suggest to try it in ghee as well for the utmost flavor :) .  Regarding the flavors of this recipe it tastes very 

If you can remember to soak Sabudana a few hours ago then you can make the recipe in a jiffy. It has interesting variation of textures soft Sabudana and aloo/ potatoes goes very well with the roasted peanuts. Although it tastes very nice mild too but I personally prefer to add  lots of green chilies to it and love the heat that it brings in.

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Sabudana khichdi
Serves 2
A simple recipe made with sabudana, potatoes and peanuts as main ingredients. Perfect for fasts or just as breakfast and snack as well.
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Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
4 hr
Cook Time
10 min
  1. Sabudana : 2 cups
  2. Potatoes : 2 medium
  3. Roasted Peanuts : 1/2- 3/4 cup
  4. Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp
  5. Green chilies: 3-4 (optional)
  6. Salt : to taste
  7. Oil: 5-6 Tbsp
  1. Wash and soak sabudana in enough water to cover the top for at lease 4 hours or leave over night.
  2. Cut potatoes to slices and microwave for 1.30 mins*
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds once it starts to splutter add green chilies.
  4. Add potatoes to the oil and and let it cook for 30 seconds (as the potatoes are already cooked)
  5. Use rolling pin to coarsely crush roasted peanuts.
  6. Add sabudana and salt to oil mix well. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or till the sabudana is transparent.
  7. Add coarsely crushed roasted peanuts and mix well. Serve hot garnish with green cilantro.
  1. *Microwaving potatoes just makes the process faster but is totally optional you can also cool potatoes in oil for 3-5 minutes or until well cooked.

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