Sabudana Khichdi
Fasting Snacks

Sabudana (sago) Khichdi

Sabudana khichdi is a light snack which can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or even for dinner. Sabudana khichdi is especially made on festivals such as Mahashivatri, Ekadashi, Janmaastami and during Navratri.


Sabudana  2 cups
Boiled potato 2 medium
Roasted groundnuts 1/2 cup
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Desi ghee 2 to 3 tsp
Green chillies 2
Curry leaves 8 to 10
Lime juice 2 tsp
Sendha namak (rock salt) according to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing

Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients
Sabudana Khichdi Ingredients


  • Wash sabudana until water runs clear.
  • Soak sabudana for 4 to 5 hours in water enough to just to cover it (remove excess water)
  • After 4 or 5 hours, sabudana will becomes fluffy. If there is any excess water drain it. This is important to avoid stickiness.
  • Cut boiled potato in small cubes, chop green chillies finely and grind groundnuts coarsely.
  • Preferably use a non stick pan to make khichdi, because sabudana sticks very easily.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add jeera.
  • When jeera sizzles, add curry leaves and green chillies, stir it for a few seconds.
  • Now add sabudana, potato cubes, coarsely grounded groundnuts, sendha namak and pepper powder, mix properly  and let it cook on medium flame untill sabudana becomes translucent (it takes 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Switch off the flame, add lemon juice and some coriander leaves, mix properly.
  • Dish out and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot sabudana khichdi with dahi and home made potato chips.
Sabudana Khichdi
Sabudana Khichdi

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