Sabudana Khichdi is one of the most popular dish made during fasting with no onion and no garlic. This dish was introduced to me by a friend of mine when I was in Pune. Since then during every fasting I prepare this Sabudana Khichdi which is done using only minimal ingredients like soaked sabudana / sago ,peanuts, green chillies and potatoes.Using ghee/clarified butter for seasoning enhances the taste.
Sabudana/ sago, potatoes are filled with carbohydrates and peanuts with protein makes this dish perfect for fasting. But whoever are calorie conscious watch before you eat as its having lot of calories. As this recipe is from my friend who is a Maharashtrian , I just follow her recipe blindfolded without any changes as it tastes delicious.
RECIPE CARD FOR SABUDANA KHICHDI
Preptime:3 Hrs for soaking |Cooking Time:10 Minutes |Serves:3
Sabudana /Sago:2 Cups
Water:1 Cup for soaking
Green Chillies : 4-5
Cumin Seeds/Jeera : 1/2 Tsp (Optional)
Lemon Juice: 1 Tsp
Coriander leaves: 1 Tbsp
Sendha Namak/ Salt To Taste
Step By Step Directions for Making Sabudana Khichdi :
Wash Sabudana/Sago 2 to 3 times and soak overnight (or minimum 3 hrs) with water just enough to immerse sago.After 3 hours water should be completely absorbed and it will be soft.
Dry roast peanuts and grind/crush to coarse powder.
Cut potatoes into small pieces, Grind greenchilles.
Take a wok , heat ghee/oil (You can add cumin seeds once it crackles) add potatoes, green chilly paste and fry well.
Turn off heat ,squeeze lemon juice.Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot ,it can be accompanied with curds.
1.Don’t use more water to soak ,if done it becomes more soggy.
2.Soaked sabudana cooks easily provided its soaked enough,so ensure to soak it atleast 3-6 hrs prior.
3.I didn’t use, cumin seeds you can add it to enhance taste.
4. If you don’t want it to be spicy, you can just cut greenchillies instead of grinding it.
5.Rock Salt is used during fasting.