Presenting a simple yet delicious sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy this fasting season. Whether be Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtamior Ganesh Chaturthi this recipe is a popular vrat/fasting food. A Maharashtrain style perfect breakfast recipe where soaked Sago pearls or tapioca is sauteed with bite size potatoes, peanuts and mild spices.
RECIPE DETAIL – Let’s begin with soaking sabudana grains in water. To get perfect sabudana pearls everytime, follow a step by step recipe of sabudana pearls here. Very adaptive and versatile recipe. Feel free to add veggies of your liking and make it more healthier and colorful.
To add a nutty and crunchy flavor to my khichdi, I like to add peanuts – but again that’s optional. Adding peanuts and chopped carrots with bring more nutrition and color to this healthy salad.
Every family has its fasting guideline, so please check with your elders what all you can consume during fasting. One of my friends, avoid eating carrots and peas in fast but I am pretty flexible. So please consult your elders. Use vrat salt called – Sendha namak (Himalayan Rock Salt) for this recipe.
If not fasting, adding onions will bring a different taste to this recipe. Enjoy it at any time of the day – whether as a breakfast or an evening tea snack.
DISCLAIMER – If you do not consume a particular veggie or spice during Navratri , feel free to leave that out and follow your family vrat guidelines.
1/4teaspoonHaldi (Turmeric powder)(omit if you don't eat haldi in vrat)
1/4 - 1/2teaspoonCrushed red chili flakes
7-8pieces ofCurry leaves
1/4 - 1/2teaspoonMustard seeds(omit if you don't eat in vrat)
Salttotaste (Vrat salt - Sendha namak)
CHANGE SERVING SIZE: PEOPLE
Assemble all the ingredients. (Follow the link above on how to make perfect sabudana pearls)
Peel potato and chop it into small bite size pieces.
Heat oil in a pan, add potatoes saute till they are light brown in color, add peanuts and saute til peanuts are toasted and potatoes are slightly golden brown. Move them to the side of the pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
As mustard seeds starts to sputter mix everything together and stir in the spices.
Mix in all the spices...
Stir in soaked sabudana and give it a good mix til everything is well - blended.
Sabudana khichdi is ready.
Enjoy an absolutely delicious bowl of Sabudana khichdi this fasting season.