How to soak sabudana for khichdi-Ruchiskitchen
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How to soak Sabudana for Khichdi

Follow this step by step fail-proof guide on how to soak sabudana for khichdi. Say goodbye to sticky, gooey sabudana pearls and say hello to perfect separated tapioca pearls – today and every-time. 
Course How To's
Cuisine Indian
Keyword How to soak Sabudana for Khichdi, Perfect non-sticky Sabudna Pearls for khichdi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Resting Time 5 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 SERVINGS
Calories 136kcal
Author Ruchi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sabudana/Tapioca Pearls
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions

  • Measure Sabudana/sago/tapioca. Transfer it to a colander and wash under tap water until water runs clear. 
    Perfect Non-sticky Sabudana Pearls for khichdi - Ruchiskitchen
  • Transfer sabudana to a large bowl and cover it with the same amount of water.
    Perfect Non-sticky Sabudana Pearls for khichdi - Ruchiskitchen
  • Remember just enough water to cover sabudana – DO NOT DRENCH IT IN WATER OR YOU WILL END UP IN A GOOEY PASTE. Sabudana after 3 hours – still some grains are hard.
    Perfect Non-sticky Sabudana Pearls for khichdi - Ruchiskitchen
  • Cover and let it sit undisturbed for 4 -5 hours. Total soaking time is 4-5 hours, above pictures shows how the pearls will look like after 3 hours. Depending on the grain you may need to soak it a little longer – maybe another hour or so.
    How to soak sabudana for khichdi-Ruchiskitchen
  • After 4-5 hours you will find perfectly puffed up sabudana pearls. All the water added gets soaked up by sabudana. But to be on the safe side, drain sabudana through a strainer to get rid of that starch.
    How to make perfect sabudana pearls - Ruchiskitchen
  • There you have it perfectly puffed up sabudana pearls. Rub few beads in between your fingers, and if they get crushed easily. If they do then you are good to go.
    How to soak sabudana for khichdi-Ruchiskitchen
  • You can make sabudana pearls in advance and store in an airtight container for future use. They can remain fresh for 2-3 days in your refrigerator.
    How to soak sabudana for khichdi-Ruchiskitchen
  • Use as directed in your recipe.
    How to soak sabudana for khichdi - Ruchiskitchen

Notes

 
Another way to get perfect pearls!
Soak equal amount of sabudana in the same amount of water and leave it overnight. 
Use this soaked Sago pearls to make Sago Pilaf!
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 0.8% | Iron: 3.3%