Sabudana khichdi

A quick and delicious Sabudana khichdi or tapioca pearl salad cooked with potatoes, peanuts and basic spices creates the most comforting meal out there. A gluten-free & vegan Indian snack.

Sabudana khichdiPresenting a simple yet delicious sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy any time of the day. A most popular Maharastrian breakfast recipe where soaked Sago pearls or tapioca is sauteed with bite size potatoes, peanuts and mild spices. This is my ultimate comfort food – healthy and lip-smacking too. You will keep asking for more!

Sabudana/tapioca pearls are light on the stomach, easy to digest and provides energy. During Indian fasting months, tapioca is commonly consumed in Indian cuisine. Whether be Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami or Ganesh Chaturthi this recipe is a popular vrat/fasting food. 

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Now, onto the recipe!

Preparing sabudana khichdi/tapioca pearl salad requires some pre-planning. You have to soak sabudana pearls few hours ahead before you advance to the recipe. But the common question asked is – how to make perfect sabudana pearls

Do you end up getting mushy and sticky pearls all the time? No worries, below is a fail proof step by step recipe on how to soak sabudana for khichdi or make perfect tapioca pearls for your sabudana khichdi. (click the pic below) Related image

Best ratio to perfect sabudana pearls is – 1 cup water : 1 cup sabudana. Soak for 4-5 hours , drain and there you have it. Remember excess water will result in a gooey mess which cannot be reversed.Sabudana khichdi

When soaked sago pearls are ready, set them aside. Proceed with the recipe. If not fasting, feel free to experiment and add onions, veggies to your liking and make it more healthier and colorful. You can’t go wrong with with this recipe – its amazingly versatile and adaptable. 

For a nutty and crunchy flavor, 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/pilaf. But again, if you are fasting feel free to leave out the ingredients you don’t consume. 

Every family has its fasting guideline, so please check with your elders what all you can consume during fast/vrat. One of my friends, avoid eating carrots and peas in vrat/fast but I am pretty flexible. My rule of thumb – when in doubt leave that ingredient out.Sabudana khichdiSo, what are we waiting for, follow the step by step recipe below to a healthier, nuttier and delicious Sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe. Enjoy it at any time of the day – whether as a breakfast or an evening tea snack. 

Hope you like this simple recipe and give it a try. If you happen to make it then either drop me a line below or share your yum pictures with me on Facebook. Would love to see your creation!

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A quick and delicious Sabudana khichdi or tapioca pearl pilaf cooked with potatoes, peanuts and basic spices creates the most comforting meal out there. A gluten-free & vegan Indian snack.
Servings Prep Time
2 SERVINGS 4-6 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
2 SERVINGS 4-6 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Sabudana khichdi
Votes: 12
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
A quick and delicious Sabudana khichdi or tapioca pearl pilaf cooked with potatoes, peanuts and basic spices creates the most comforting meal out there. A gluten-free & vegan Indian snack.
Servings Prep Time
2 SERVINGS 4-6 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
2 SERVINGS 4-6 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Soaked Sabudana/Sago (Tapioca)
  • 1 large Potato
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped green Chillies (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric powder) (omit if you don't eat haldi in vrat)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Crushed red chili flakes
  • 7-8 pieces of Curry leaves
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (omit if you don't eat in vrat)
  • Salt to taste (use Sendha namak- Himalayan salt if fasting)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients. (Follow the link above on how to make perfect sabudana pearls)
  2. Peel potato and chop it into small bite size pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add potatoes saute till they are light brown in color, add peanuts and saute til peanuts are toasty and potatoes are slightly golden brown. TIP - peanuts can be dry toasted too. Move them to the side of the pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  4. As mustard seeds starts to sputter mix everything together and stir in the spices.
  5. Mix in all the spices...
  6. Stir in soaked sabudana and mix until blended.
  7. Sabudana khichdi is ready.
  8. Enjoy an absolutely delicious bowl of Sabudana khichdi this fasting season.
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24 Responses

  1. K.Laxman Rao says:

    Excellent explanation with images. Please keep it up.

  2. Anu Sharma says:

    Helo Dear Ruchi

    Your way of explaining step by step is very easy.

    Keep it up.

  3. nadia says:

    i want to know after mixing sabudana with every thing how much time we should cook of fire. or after mixing immediately remove it from fire. coz my sabuna alwz becomes hard

  4. praveen says:

    your recipe line looks good i’ll try for sure

  5. Monal says:

    Thanks a bunch! It is definitely an amazing webpage!|

  6. Smita says:

    Hey Ruchi! I got my perfect pearls. My sabudana was a big hit. When I presented sabudana to my hubby he asked who made it? That was a big big compliment. You made my day dear, Thanks for sharing!

  7. Carla says:

    Thank you! This a very good site. Very well detailed.

  8. jeenakitchenrecipes says:

    Sabudana khichdi is just soo filling and perfect for the occasion of this Navratri…

  9. Rani Vijoo says:

    Interesting and yummy recipe with sabudana…Looks delicious!

  10. Mrs swapna says:

    For how many hours we have to soak subudana?my khichadi becomes sticky many times .

  11. Sonal says:

    Too good and for the first time perfect results.Fluffy sabudana pearls. My khichdi grains are separated and very yummy. thanks Ruchi, we do not consume rai in Navratri..FYI only

    • RK says:

      You are welcome Sonal. Glad it worked for you. I have clearly mentioned in my post that please refer to your family vrat guidelines before following a recipe. Thanks for updating me!!

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