Sabudana Khichdi

What will you need:

Sabudana Khichdi

  1. 1½ cup sabudana (sago)
  2. 1 large potato
  3. 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  4. 3-4 green chillies finely chopped.
  5. 1 cup roasted peanuts
  6. 3 tbsp ghee / oil
  7. Salt to taste
How to make it:
  • Wash and drain the sabudana and keep covered over night (about 3 hours minimum).
  • Chop the potato into small pieces
  • Roast the peanuts, remove its cover and grind coarse mixture of peanuts and green chillies.
  • Heat ghee / oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and potatoes. Close the lid so that potatoes get cooked on a low flame.
  • Add the grinded mixture of peanuts and chillies and stir.
  • Add salt and sabudana. Stir occasionally until cooked.
  • Serve hot with sweetened curd.
 
"Did you know" fact about Sabudana Khichdi:
 While it is well-known that sabudana is popular item among people who fast for religious reasons, not many actually know what makes it suitable to eat on a fasting day (vrat as it is called in Hindu religion). Sabudana (or Sago) is in real pure carbohydrate and has very small amounts of protein, vitamins or minerals. It gives you a feeling of filled stomach and given its high energy content, provides you with sufficient ammunition for your fasting days! Adding a bit of peanuts completes the combination with the required proteins, vitamins and minerals. Sabudana is a popular dish among Marathi and Gujarati people, especially during the days of Navratri when they fast for 9 days on stretch!