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Sabudana Khichdi recipe

Sabudana khichdi is one of the best loved breakfasts in India.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Soaking time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Sabudana Khichdi
Servings: 4
Author: bhavana


  • 1 cup tapioca/sago or sabudana
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup broken raw peanuts
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds or jeera
  • 1 green chilli chopped finely
  • 1 tsp. grated ginger
  • 2 medium size potatoes boiled and cut into small pieces
  • Rock salt or sendha namak to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Garnish: Handful of chopped mint leaves and pomegranate seeds


  • Soak tapioca or sabudana in double the amount of water for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Remove the excess water and rinse with more water, until the water turns clear. keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the peanuts in oil, cook until they are lightly brown.
  • Add cumin seeds. After seeds crack, add green chilies and grated ginger. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Add boiled potato pieces and cook for few minutes.
  • Add the soaked tapioca (sabudana) and mix slowly.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on slow flame.
  • Add salt and cook continuously until tapioca becomes translucence, looks like pearls.
  • Turn off the heat, cover and leave aside for few minutes.
  • Serve warm,garnish with lemon juice,mint leave and pomegranate seeds.


If you over cook these, they will start sticking together.