Sabudana Khichdi

Saturday, December 13, 2008

This one is a Maharashtrian Cuisine, made for breakfast and also a Vrat ka Khana(for fasting).It is prepared using Tapioca ie., Sabudana along with peanuts,Potatoes and spices. This recipe made me nostalgic and took me back on a wonderful trip down memory lane,when i relished my friend Aditi's Sabudana Khichdi in Mumbai.It was delicious.She din't let anyone inside the kitchen till she was done.

Sometimes we do give up on recipes which don’t turn out well in spite of repeated attempts. One such recipe which I had given up was “Sabudana Khichdi”. I have tried this recipe many times but was always disappointed.

They say -"Try and fail,but don't fail to try"

I like this stuff alot...and wanted to give it one last try and it was worth it....this time, it was the best I’ve ever made. I had all smiles


Sabudana – 1 cup
Groundnuts (roasted and crushed) – ¼ cup
Jeera/Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Green Chillies – 4
Potato – ¼ cup finely chopped
Curry leaves – few
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1/4tsp
Asafoetida/hing – a pinch
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
Salt – as per taste


1.Wash and soak Sabudana overnight. Water should be just enough to soak it, too much will ruin the Sabudana.
2.Heat oil in a kadai, add Mustard seeds,Jeera, Green chillies,hing & Curry leaves
3.Add the potatoes and sauté till it gets cooked and then add the peanuts.
4. Saute the peanuts for about 3 mins , add the Sabudana,salt , sugar and mix well.
5.Gently sauté the Sabudana , the seeds may turn to look transparent. Once done sprinkle lemon juice & serve it hot along with sweet curd(Curd and sugar mixed together).

Sabudana has the tendency to stick to the Kadai, ensure it is sauted well.Adding coconut is also an option.It is easy to find this dish in any restaurants in Mumbai…but not anywhere else...atleast I haven't found. Sabudana Vada is another yummy thingie:-P


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