Sabudana khichadi ( sago/ Tapioca )

Sabudana khichadi ( sago/ Tapioca )

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Divyansh gupta
Divyansh gupta

Sabudana Khichdi – a pilaf/pulao made with sago/tapioca pearls! This vegan and gluten-free dish is extremely popular in India during the fasting season of Navratri. ... Sabudana Khichdi is often made during the fasting season in India. It's usually flavored with peanuts, chilies, cumin and curry leaves.


  • listcheck1 cup sabudana ( sago/ tapioca pearls )
  • listcheck2 medium sized potatoes, boiled
  • listcheck2 tomatoes
  • listcheck1/4 cup peanuts
  • listcheck1-2 Green chillies
  • listcheck1 tsp Black mustard seeds ( rai)
  • listcheck1 tsp cumin seeds ( jeera )
  • listcheck1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • listcheck1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • listcheck1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • listcheck1 tsp salt or rock salt ( sendha namak )
  • listcheck2 tbsp clarified butter ( ghee )
  • Method

  • Step-1
    Step1 . Wash the sabudana with 4 - 5 times till the water runs clear, then drain the water. soak the sabudana for 5 - 8 hours or overnight.
  • Step-2
    Step2 . Add salt and pepper to tha sabudana and mix gently with a fork.
  • Step-3
    Step3 . Heat oil in a pan and add Black mustard seeds. when the mustard seeds start to splutter, add cumin seeds to the pan.
  • Step-4
    Step4 . Add peanuts to oil and roast them for a couple of minutes on medium flame. you can also dry roast the peanuts separately in a pan or in the microwave and add them directly.
  • Step-5
    Step5 . When the peanuts are roasted add finely chopped green chillies to the pan.
  • Step-6
    Step6 . Add Turmeric powder and Red chilli powder to the pan and cook for a few seconds.
  • Step-7
    Step7 . Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook for a few minutes till they start to leave oil.
  • Step-8
    Step8 . Then add boiled and coarsely mashed potatoes to the pan.
  • Step-9
    Step9 . Add the sabudana pearls to the mixture and gently mix with a fork. Take care not to mash the sabudana.
  • Step-10
    Step10 . Cover the pan with a life and let the sabudana khichadi cook for 3 - 5 minutes.The sabudana will start to become translucent as they cook and can also microwave the khichadi to cook it.
  • Step-11
    Step11 . Sabudana khichadi is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot.
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