Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Navratri Special:Falahari Sabudana Khichadi

For Sabudana Khichadi [4 servings]
  • Sabudana (Tapioca or Sago pearls) – 1.5 cups
  • Potato – 1
  • Roasted peanuts – 1/2 cup
  • Green chili – 1 Finely chopped
  • Cilantro – ¼ cup
  • Lime juice – 2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1.5 tbsp
  • Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  1.  Soak sabudana in just enough water to cover it. Let it stand overnight. In the morning, the sabudana looks nice and fluffy.
  2. Boil, peel and cut potato in small cubes. Finely chop green chilies and cilantro and keep aside.
  3. Coarsely grind roasted peanuts and keep aside.
  4. In a bowl mix, Sabudana with roasted and crushed peanuts.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp cooking oil in a shallow pan. Add cumin seeds; let it crackle for 1 minute. Add asafoetida powder and turmeric powder. Add chopped green chilies to it.
  6. Add the sabudana mixture to the pan. Now add boiled potato cubes to it. Mix well. Keep the heat medium and stir occasionally. Add red chili powder, salt, sugar and lime juice to it. Cook for few more seconds. Do not add water to the khichadi at any point. It will make it lumpy.
  7. Sabudana khichadi is ready to be served.
Garnish sabudana khichadi with freshly chopped cilantro and some fresh lime juice.

Note: Always try making sabudana kichadi in shallow pan. It prevents khichadi from sticking or getting lumpy.


  1. looks delicious.. nice presentation. Wish you a Happy Navratri...

  2. Thanks, Amritha! Happy navratri to you too.
    Have fun cooking....!