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.
Presenting a delicious yet straightforward sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy any time of the day. A most popular Maharashtrian breakfast recipe where soaked sago pearls or tapioca is sauteed with bite-size potatoes, peanuts, and mild spices.
This gluten-free and vegan recipe is my ultimate comfort food. Each bite of this sabudana khichdi will make your palate go craving for more.
So let’s have a lip-smacking, healthy snack today. Trust me; you will keep asking for more!
DID YOU KNOW?
But did you know sabudana/tapioca pearls are
- light on the stomach
- easy to digest
- build strong bones (it has calcium) and
- provides energy.
Besides this, tapioca in it’s powdered, or granule form is used as a thickening agent in both savory and sweet dishes.
NOW ONTO THE RECIPE!
Do you end up getting soft and sticky pearls all the time? No worries, follow this fail-proof recipe on how to soak sabudana for khichdi or make perfect tapioca pearls for your sabudana khichdi. (click the pic below)
Preparing sabudana khichdi/tapioca pearl salad requires some pre-planning. Sabudana pearls need some soaking time before we advance with the recipe. But the common question asked is – how to make perfect sabudana pearls?
The best ratio for 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.
When soaked sago pearls are ready, set them aside and proceed with the next step – sauteing and assembling.
NOT EXACTLY A FASTING INGREDIENT – CAN BE ENJOYED AS A SNACK TOO!
You can’t go wrong with this recipe – it’s amazingly versatile and adaptable. If not fasting, feel free to experiment. Add onions, bright veggies like carrots, peas, bell pepper and make it healthier and colorful.
For a nutty and crunchy flavor, I like to add peanuts – but again that’s optional. Adding peanuts or cashews will add 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. My rule of thumb – when in doubt leave that ingredient out. 🙂
So, 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.