Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichadi is popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. People make it during fasting. It is the dish of choice when an individual observes a “fast” during Shivratri Navratri or a similar Hindu religious occasion. You can have it as a breakfast or snack. It is so tempting because of it’s tangy, sweet and spicy at the same time.

Total Time: 25 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Soaking Time: 5 hours
Serve: 2


  • 1 cup sago (sabudana)
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3/4 cup boiled potato
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoon green chilly paste
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup roasted coarsely powdered peanuts
  • finely chopped fresh coriander
  • salt to taste


  1. To make the sabudana khichdi, combine the sago and 1/2 cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside to soak for 5 hours keep aside.
  2. Once it’s soaked the sabudana take out in the basket to remove all access water and keep for 5-10 minutes. After that in a big bowl mix all the ingredients potato, sabudana, ginger-green chilly paste, lemon juice, sugar, salt and mix well with a spoon.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add curry leaves and peanuts and sauté for few minutes.
  4. Then add sabudana and potato mixture and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Serve the sabudana khichdi hot with plain yogurt.