Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sabudana Khichdi- Sabudana Khichadi Recipe-Sago Khichadi

I have not yet settled down in my new house, but did not want my blog to sleep. So prepared this quick Sabudhana Khichidi This is one of the most popular Maharastrian breakfast dish. It is also a fasting food as it is prepared on fasting days. It is simple and filling as it is rich in carbohydrates. Although very simple to prepare, the trick lies in soaking the sabudana or sago. If there is excess water, it becomes a rubbery mass and if there is less water it will turn out hard. It should be soaked to perfection. Today we will learn how to make sabudana khichdi following this easy recipe.

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi

 Prep Time : 10 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast
 Recipe CuisineMaharashtrian

   Ingredients needed

   Sabudana /Sago/Jawarisi -1 cup
   Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 cup
   Potato - 1 (or 2 small)
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Oil/Ghee - 3 tsp
   Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Green chilli - 2-3 ( finely chopped)
   Curry leaves - little
   Lemon juice to taste


Wash sago /Sabudhana well until there are no powder left. Let it sit for 4-5 hours. Sprinkle water 2-3 times in between, fluff it and keep it closed.

Alternatively you can soak them in just enough water to cover the sago and leave it for 5 hours and then use it.

Another method - you can soak sabudana in plenty of water for 10 minutes. Then drain the water completely and leave it for 6-7 hours or overnight. Next day they will be soft, plump and separate and can be used to prepare khichdi.

Whatever method, you follow, see to it that the sabudana is soft like cooked rice.

Dry roast peanuts, remove the skin after it cools and dry grind it or pound it coarsely.

Boil potatoes, peel the skin and cut it into cubes.


Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add green chillies and curry leaves.

Then add boiled potatoes, turmeric powder and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Now fluff sabudana with a fork so that there are no lumps and add it to the above.

Add peanut powder and salt required. Mix well gently.

Cook on an open pan until sago turns translucent. Keep tossing it so that the sago does not form lumps.

Garnish it with coriander leaves, few drops of lemon juice and mix it well.

Serve hot with chutney or pickle or curd.

Sago Khichidi Recipe
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  1. I can never make this kind of khichdi.. looks very yummy:)

  2. Your sabudana khichdi looks fabulous ...I have to try your way, long before I tried but it turns very sticky!

  3. Hope you settle down soon. Different recipe and nice presentation.

  4. kichdi looks so perfect abd delish !

  5. Very interesting recipe, never heard of Sabudana Khichdi. Nicely presented, Padhu!

  6. This looks just so beautiful...ek ek daana khila hua.. :)
    Spice n Sugar Tales

  7. Healthy and delicious kichidi..looks very yummy..

  8. Yum ..I like this ..yours looks perfect

  9. Looks so yum Padhu. I still need to get a hang of this as mine becomes a bit mushy.

  10. Very healthy and delicious looking khichdi. Excellent preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. கிச்சடி சூப்பரா இருக்கு...

  12. I have tasted this from one of my friends tiffin box and loved it... Looks yum...

  13. Feel like finishing that whole bowl,thats soo filling,healthy and delicious..

  14. I love this dish. Great for a quick snack.

  15. Sabudana kichdi looks delicious.

  16. looks very delicious..a great recipe..

  17. new recipe to me ,will try it .bookmarked!!

  18. Finger licking good,drooling here..spicy and delicious khichidi..

  19. This dish looks perfect and yummy. Just tried once and loved it so much.

  20. Very quick and yummy snack.

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment.

  21. Wonderful and different version of preparing khichdi. Looks delicious and yummy.

  22. My favorite kichidi, looks delcious and inviting.

  23. you've made it perfect and fluffy, getting it right is a skill in itself :P nice clicks :P

  24. hi dear, thanks for visiting my blog...u 2 hav an wonderfull blog wid lotss of recipes..happy to follow you and hope to c u at my blog again.
    have a wonderful day..:)

  25. i lovee this khichdi.. learnt this from a maharashtrian friend of mine..

  26. Makes for a delicious & healthy breakfast!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  27. That looks delish.... Nice recipe..... YUM!

  28. One suggestion to all those who are trying to make this is : pls buy the best variety sago ( otherwise it will become like a gooey kitchdi) and sprinkle very little water with your hands when the sago is in the kadai to prevent it from sticking . thank you.

  29. Padhu, I am from Pune. I am fan of your recipes and regular visitor to your website. I learnt to make Sabhudhana kichdhi and Poha after coming here and now, these are one of the weeks breakfast dishes in my house, other than idli and dosa. My family love them.
    One small comment- while preparing for fasting, they dont add jeera or turmeric in Maharastra- it is taboo. Curd with sugar is classical sidedish for Saboo kichdhi.

  30. Dear Padhu,

    Nice presentation. I make this khichidi during my fastings. I dry roast the sabudana for about 3-4 minutes and soak it for 15 minutes. Then drain the water and keep it for 4-5 hours. This way the sabunda remains separated and does not become soggy. This was taught to me by a maharastrian and I wanted to share it with you.

  31. I tried but for me it came like a crispy sabudana..:-(
    At night I soaked it in a water for 15 mins and drained. I kept that for 10+ hrs. But still it was hard. I did not notice and cooked..Please tell me what went wrong in my case...-PRAVEEN RAO...PUNE

    1. When you press the sabudana, it should be soft .When you press it and see it should be soft. If it is not soft, then you have to sprinkle some water and keep it aside.


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