Sabudana Khichadi

(Link To Marathi Recipe)

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Lot of my friends find it difficult to make sabudana khichadi as it requires lot of judgment calls. How long to soak it, how do i soak it? Do I keep it in water whole night? Here is my post to demystifying

Sabudana Khichadi

Here is how I soak sabudana -

  1.  Wash 1 cup sabudana once
  2. Soak it in water covering the whole sabudana and and an inch of water above the sabudana level.
  3. Set the timer for 15 minute. 
  4. Remove most of the water from sabudana after 15 minutes.
  5. Cover the vessel and leave it for abut 6-8 hours
  6. Just before making khichadi - fluff soaked sabudana with fork.


2 cups sabudana soaked according above procedure

1/2 - 3/4 cup peanut powder (coarsely ground)

3-4 green chilies 

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

salt and sugar according to taste

Preparation - 

 Wash and chop chilies. Heat oil in thick bottom kadhai (pan) on medium heat. Now add cumin seeds and chopped chilies and fry for a minute or so. Meanwhile add salt, sugar to fluffed sabudana. Now add 1/2 of this sabudana to the pan and add peanut powder and then add rest of the sabudana. Saute on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Now cover the pan and let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the cover and mix it together. Cover it once more if necessary. I might start sticking to the bottom. Do not worry about it. Just make sure that it doesn't get burnt. mix it well. Sabudana pearls will start becoming trasperant. Now add chopped cilantro and lemon juice. Mix it well and serve hot or warm. 

Tips - 

  1. If you want to add potatoes to this khichadi, I will suggest coarsely grating it and adding it to sabudana along with peanut powder. 

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