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Sabudana Khichdi

Updated on May 12, 2020

Namaste!! Sabudana khichdi is an Indian breakfast recipe combination of tapioca pearls, potatoes, and peanuts mainly. This is a traditional recipe at times of fasting. This is a vegan and gluten-free dish. Generally tapioca pearls are also used in vada and dessert recipes.

This khichdi is very simple and tasty. When I am staying in Bangalore for the first time I tasted this dish from my friend Patel. I loved it, from then I started preparing it once in a while. This would be more flavorful with yogurt.

Sabudana Khichdi
Sabudana Khichdi

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves two people


  • 1 cup sabudana/tapioca pearls/sago
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 small potato, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts, roasted
  • 2 green chilles/capsicum
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, optional

Tips and Tricks

  1. Don't add excess water for soaking Sabudana else it results mashy.
  2. Don't cook on high flame to avoid stickiness.
  3. Add lemon juice to avoid any lumps formation.

Step 1: Soaking Tapioca Pearls/Sabudana

  1. Wash Tapioca pearls/Sabudana 2 to 3 times by rubbing it slightly for removing excess starch.
  2. Soak 1 cup of Sabudana with 1 cup of water overnight or at least for 6 hours.
  3. When tapioca pearls are soaked well, then they will be no excess water and softened.

Step 2: Preparing Khichdi

  1. Take a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil, 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds, chopped potato.
  2. Roast it on medium flame until potatoes become into gold color.
  3. Grind roasted peanuts into a rough powder.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, green chilies, curry leaves and saute it.
  5. On a low flame, add soaked Sabudana and peanut powder.
  6. Saute it until Sabudana become transparent.
  7. Add pepper, lemon juice, and saute it for a minute.
  8. Finally garnish with cilantro, and enjoy it.

Please Comment!

Please do try and let me know how it is in the comments section below.


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