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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe | How to Make Sabudana Khichdi

by Rachna
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Sabudana khichdi was made at my home by mum when she was fasting during the navratras. While none of us fasted, we eagerly looked forward to the vrat or diet fare which was innovative and quite delicious. So whether it was singhade ke aate ki pooris, fried aloo chips with sendha namak or sabudana khichdi, it was all very delicious.

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Even though I never fast during navratras or actually follow any special diet, I wanted to make this sabudana khichdi for breakfast yesterday. All the planning that one needs to do is in soaking the sabudana or sago pearls. The rest of the recipe is quite simple.

Pro Tip: So, I soak the sabudana overnight. I use medium pearls, wash them once and then soak them in water just adequate to cover the sabudana. It must be completely immersed in water and just below the level of water. If you add a lot of water, your sabudana will be sticky and soggy. So do remember to keep the water level not too high let them soak overnight. In the morning, your sabudana will have absorbed all the water and have fluffed up. You will not need to drain any water or maybe just a little water to drain. Just fluff them a bit. Now, they are ready to cook with.

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So here is the recipe:

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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe | How to Make Sabudana Khichdi

Rachna Parmar
This delicious sabudana khichdi is made with sago pearls and a few other ingredients. It is a popular vrat recipe that is had during fasting in navratris. Do try it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking time 8 hrs
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine North Indian | UP style
Servings 4 people
Calories 372 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms. sabudana sago pearls soaked and drained
  • 2 boiled potatoes chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies split and chopped
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger optional
  • black salt to taste You can use normal salt as well
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar optional
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • coriander leaves for garnish
  • 3 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tsp. jeera cumin seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp. raw peanuts you can crush them if you like

Instructions
 

  • Drain the sabudana pearls if you have any leftover water after soaking. I don’t need to. Check that they are squishy. If they are not, then you need to soak them for some more time. Add black salt and sugar to the drained sabudana and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow to sputter.
  • Add raw peanuts along with grated ginger, curry leaves and slit green chillies. Cook till peanuts are golden brown.
  • Add boiled and chopped potatoes and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Now add the sabudana pearls and mix well. 
  • Cover and cook on a lowest flame for about 5- 10 minutes. You should not need to add any water but if your sabudana is looking too dry, just sprinkle some. Don’t use too much or your sabudana will start sticking to each other and you don’t want a sticky mass. 
  • Taste and check for salt. Add more if needed and mix well.
  • If you have soaked the sabudana correctly then the pearls will stay separate and will not stick to one another.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice. Serve hot.

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Notes

Pro Tip: So, I soak the sabudana overnight. I use medium pearls, wash them once and then soak them in water just a little above the level of sabudana. It must be completely immersed in water with about 1/2 inch of extra water layer. If you add a lot of water, your sabudana will be sticky and soggy. So do remember to keep the water level just above the level of sabudana and let them soak overnight. In the morning, your sabudana will have absorbed all the water and have fluffed up. You will not need to drain any water or may just need to drain very little. Just fluff them a bit. Add salt and sugar to them. Now, they are ready to cook with.
If you are fasting use only black salt or pink salt. Otherwise, you may use normal salt.
I cook the khichdi on the lowest flame so that it is perfectly turned out. 
 
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sabudana Khichdi Recipe | How to Make Sabudana Khichdi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 544mg16%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 29.1mg35%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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It is quite filling as well. Try this sabudana khichdi recipe and let me know how it turned out.

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Nabanita Dhar March 31, 2017 - 2:37 pm

I love sabudana khichdi and it was only after many trials that I was able to get it right. But with me, there’s always the chance of getting it wrong the next time 🙂

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Rachna April 3, 2017 - 9:00 am

Yeah, this is slightly tricky to cook especially the soaking bit. The rest is easy. ?

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Shailaja March 31, 2017 - 2:47 pm

I love this dish. Mom makes it the best. I just cannot get it right and I dearly love it too. Will have to try again based on your tips. Oh the peanuts make it super yum!!

We also add haldi for the colour and flavour 🙂

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Rachna April 3, 2017 - 9:01 am

Moms make recipes effortlessly. Try this recipe and let me know. It’s really pretty simple after you take care of soaking.

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Vidya Sury March 31, 2017 - 3:34 pm

I want some right now, Rachna! Love it. Reminds me of lovely times when our whole family sat together and enjoyed it. Sigh. I feel a post coming on!

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Rachna April 3, 2017 - 9:02 am

Yeah me too. Made it again yesterday. ?

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Rajlakshmi March 31, 2017 - 3:58 pm

I absolutely love Sabudana khichdi but always somehow get them wrong. My husband though makes it really well. Perhaps because I soak is completely. Will try this way … you have now given me a bad sabudana craving.

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Rachna April 3, 2017 - 9:03 am

I think soaking is the only thing to watch out for. Depending on the type of sabudana, one can even have the water a bit more than I mentioned but not too much of the sabudana becomes way too soggy.

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Vasantha Vivek March 31, 2017 - 4:35 pm

I love this dish ver much. But not yet given a try. Your post made me to try very soon. Yummy post !!!

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Rachna April 3, 2017 - 8:56 am

Thanks Vasantha. Hope you enjoy it.

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Beat About the Book April 1, 2017 - 8:27 pm

The soaking is the key or so my maid tells me. I always end up making it sticky. Will try yet again.

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Rachna April 3, 2017 - 8:56 am

Yes, soaking is the key. If depends so much on the type of sabudana. What is important is that the sabudana should feel soft after soaking. Else I add some more water and drain after some time.

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Shilpa Garg April 3, 2017 - 2:26 pm

I love sabudana khichdi. At one point of time, I would make it twice a week because of the 2 fasts that I observed in a week. Now that I dont do any fasts, it’s been ages since I had it. I think, I must make it one of these days just for breakfast or snack time.
Yes, soaking it right is the key to a good ‘khili-khili’ sabudana khichdi.

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Tara Nair April 19, 2017 - 4:51 pm

I always get confused with the small and the big ones. After lot of failures, now am aware of how many hours is taken by which one. I add masala too, but after looking at the image, guess I must keep it looking white right Rachna?

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Ravish Mani April 19, 2017 - 9:51 pm

Looking at the ingredients, I’m sure it’s gonna tasty. Well presented, Rachna 🙂

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Rachna April 20, 2017 - 11:25 am

Thanks, Ravish.

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Sapna April 21, 2017 - 5:18 pm

I love Sabudana khichadi. Especially with curd chutney it tastes awesome.

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Rachna April 24, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Never had it with curd chutney. But yes, sabudana khichdi is quite delicious.

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Soumya Prasad August 14, 2018 - 11:52 am

Look at those glossy pearls! ?

I love this dish and make it pretty well too but not too often. This reminds me to make it this week sometime ?

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