Sabudana Khichdi

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Preparation Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 25 min. Serves 4


2 cup Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls)

2 Red Potatoes Medium Size cut into Small Cubes

½ cup Roasted Crushed Peanuts

2 tbsp Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped

1 Juice of Lime

1½ tsp Cumin Seeds

2 tbsp Ginger Paste

1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste

½ tsp Black Pepper

1½ tbsp Sugar + 1 tbsp

Salt to taste + 1 tsp

3 tbsp Oil


  1. Wash the sabudana with water to get rid of the starch, about 3-4 times, then soak them with 4 cups of warm water by adding 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt for 4-5 hours or in cold water overnight.

  2. In a large pan heat the oil, once hot add the cumin seeds, potatoes, ginger paste, green chilli paste, black pepper, sugar and salt, mix well until the potatoes are soft on medium heat.

  3. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, drain the sabudana in a colander to get rid of any excess water.

  4. Once the potatoes are soft, add the crushed peanuts, sabudana, chopped coriander leaves and lime juice, mix well and cook on low heat with the lid on for 3-5 minutes occasionally stirring until the sabudana pearls become translucent.

  5. If you like it sticky, then continue cooking for further 3-4 minutes occasionally stirring as this will stick on the bottom of the pan. Otherwise, stir scraping the bottom of the pan while stirring every minute.

  • Enjoy the sabudana khichdi hot with chilled yoghurt or on its own with a glass of lassi.

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