Sabudane ki Khichdi : Fasting Recipe

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Sabudana is made from the starch of Tapioca root! The starch is extracted and processed to make pearl like grains.

It is consumed heavily during Fasting days of Navratris. Sabudana Khichdi is a very popular dish consumed in Indian households during these days or otherwise.

A super tasty and super delish dish!

Here is how I made it!

Yields : 3 Servings

Kitchen Equipments Required : Bowl, Sieve, Non- stick or hard anodized pan, spatula.

Ingredients :

Sabudana pearls : 1 cup, raw

Peanuts, dry roasted and coarsely crushed : 3/4 cup

Oil : 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds : 1 tsp

Ginger : 2 tsp, finely chopped

Green chillies : 1-2 finely chopped

Sugar : 1 tsp

Lemon juice : 2-3 tsp

Sendha salt : to taste or use regular salt when not fasting

Black pepper : to taste. Use red chili powder when not fasting

Cilantro leaves : 1-2 tbsp, chopped fine

Method :

  1. Wash and soak the sabudana pearls in 1/4 cup water for 2-4 hrs. Cover it.



  2. Now take the soaked pearls. Separate them with hands gently.


  3. Add the crushed and dry roasted peanuts to it along with sugar, sendha namak, black pepper and lemon juice.


  4. Heat oil in non stick pan. Add cumin seeds. Once these crackle, reduce the heat. Add chopped green chillies and ginger. Sauté for few seconds.

  5. Now add the sabudana pearls to it. Start stirring and continue stirring on lower medium flame. Continuous Stirring is important so that it doesn’t stick with each other. Stir till most of the pearls turn opaque.

  6. Add chopped cilantro leaves. Toss well.

  7. Serve warm and if need be add more lemon juice.


Enjoy it as much as my family did !


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