Sabudana Khichdi

1 Cup Sabudana or Sago
1 medium sized Potato (peeled, cubed and boiled)
2 Tbsp Peanuts, roasted, peeled and coarsely ground
½ Tsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Salt, to taste
For the Tadka/Tempering
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
2 medium Green Chilles, slit
7-8 Kadipatas/Curry Leaves
1 Tbsp Peanuts (whole)
Wash the Sabudana well.
Soak it overnight, with the level of water just below the level of Sabudana (most important)
The next morning the Sabudana pearls should be loose and free, having soaked in all the water.
Add the Groundnut powder, Lime Juice, Salt and Sugar to the soaked Sabudana and mix well.
Heat Oil in a kadhai
Add Jeera to the hot oil, and when it pops add the Kadipata and Green Chillies
Saute for a minute or two and add the whole Peanuts and cubed and boiled Potatoes and fry them for another minute or two
Now add the Sabudana and mix well
Cover and let it cook in the steam
Sprinkle water only if required
Garnish with Coriander and enjoy!
The key in getting the Khichdi right is in the soaking of the Sabudana in the right amount of water. Mine always used to turn into one gluggy mess as I used to submerge the sabudana in water and soak it. Until I followed the tip and recipe by my friend, Irawati and finally got it right. It tastes delicious and is ready in a jiffy!
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  1. Awesome! You are right. The recipe is just like how I make it at home including the soaking tip. I do use kala namak instead of namak. 🙂

  2. Just now tried it and loved it. Thanks for the expert tip.

  3. Thank you so much Mayuri for sharing the most crucial tip… i submerge sago in water no wonder my khichdi was always a mess..will try this tonite & share images.

  4. Yes I know the secret lies in the art of soaking sabutdana in water. When I make, sometimes it turns good and the other times soggy. I will go by your method.

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