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Sabudana Khichdi – Spiced Tapioca (Sago)



Sabudana Khichdi – Spiced Tapioca (Sago)
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
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Sabudana Khichdi is a popular dish from Maharastra, India. Made from tapioca (sago), this sabudana khichdi recipe is a wonderful blend of flavors — sweet, tangy, spicy, balanced to perfection. It makes a mouth watering brunch or lunch item and is often enjoyed during times of fasting.
Ingredients
  • Sabudana (Tapioca/Sago) – 2 cups, (washed and drained)
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lime Juice – 3 to 4 Tbsp (to taste)
  • Sugar – 2 to 3 tsp (to taste)
  • Powdered Roasted Peanuts – 1 cup or to taste
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green Chillies – to taste, finely chopped
  • Whole Peanuts – 2 Tbsp
  • Potato – 1 med, peeled and chopped in thin pieces.
  • Shredded Coconut – ⅓ – ½ cup
  • Cilantro Leaves – 10 sprigs (leaves only)
Instructions
  1. Wash, drain and soak Sabudana in ½ cup of water (covered) for minimum 2 hrs or up to 8 hrs. Toss with a spoon occasionally.
  2. Mix Salt, Sugar, Lime Juice and Powdered Peanuts into the soaked sabudana.
  3. Heat Oil and Ghee in a medium non-stick pan.
  4. Add Cumin Seeds and let them splutter.
  5. Add chopped Green Chilies and Whole Peanuts. Cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add chopped Potatoes and Salt. Cook uncovered until potatoes are tender.
  7. Add sabudana mixture to the potatoes and mix well.
  8. Set stove to low, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes. Check and adjust Salt, Lime Juice and Sugar.
  9. Add Shredded Coconut and chopped Cilantro Leaves and mix.
  10. Keep stirring every 1-2 minutes and re-covering the pan. Sprinkle a little water if the sabudana look like they are drying out.
  11. Total cooking time will be approx 8-10 minutes.
  12. Serve hot.



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