Monday, January 18, 2010

Sabudana Khichdi

This popular snack made of tapioca pearls originates from Maharashtra and is mostly eaten around religious fasting days. This recipe blends the flavors of peanuts, green chilies and cumins into these soft little starchy balls making it an easy fix for any of those ravenous moments.

Sabudana/Tapioca pearls: 1 cup
Potato (finely cubed): 1/3 cup
Green Chili (Sliced): 2-3
Peanuts: 1/4 cup
Jeera/Cumin seeds: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Turmeric Powder: a pinch
Coriander Powder (optional): a pinch
Coriander Leaves: handful
Curry Leaves: handful
Salt to taste
Sugar: a pinch

* When you soak sabudana use water to sabudana at a ratio of 1/2 : 1 cup (note that sabudana shouldn't be completely drowned in the water, it should be just enough to hold it)
* If it is soaked in too much water or for too long the sabudana will powder up when you touch it and will result in a very mushy khichdi.

Soak the Sabudana for 3-4 hours till it fluffs up. Mix the sabudana with a pinch of salt and sugar. Heat some oil in a kadai. Add the curry leaves, cubed potato with a pinch of turmeric and coriander powder. Sautee well. Meanwhile do a rough grind of peanuts, green chillies and cumin seeds. While potato is almost cooked, add the sabudana and gently toss. Add the ground peanut mixture. Sautee well. Adjust the salt levels. Take it off heat. Add a drop of lemon juice and cut up coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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  1. simple yet very delicious,lovely click too,love such simple yummy dishes a lot...i usually do sabudana vada and havent tried this khichdi yet,will do it soon with your recipe,thanks for sharing...

  2. That looks so delish,never tried this one...will giv a try...

  3. Super!!!
    I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award.Please visit my site and accept your award

  4. Never tried this...Looks delicious and cute..

  5. This is a complete new receipe to me... Looks great! I have 2 awards waiting for you at my blog... please accept those...

  6. This is new to me..looks Simply superb..congrats on the award ..Thanx for sharing

  7. Congrats dear...and thanx for thinking of me.....

  8. Have few Marati friends and hence a big fan of Marati cusine!!!...Love this post...following u...

  9. congrats and thanks so much for passing it on to me :) the khichdi looks delicious. I have had it many times but never actually got around to making it.

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  11. Wow what a yummy click. Looks like authentic maharastrian khichdi

  12. tapioca kichdi looks absolutely delicious and perfect!!! congratulations for the award!!! enjoy!!

  13. Fantastic kichadi and lovely click. Love the glass like sabudhana

  14. Delicious sabudhana khicidi!!Congrats and wish u get lots more!!Thanks for following kothiyavunu..would love to follow u.:)

  15. I am a sucker in cooking any dish using have cooked perfect!

  16. Thank u fellow bloggers for all the wonderful comments & appreciation.

  17. Lovely recipe we make this mostly when fasting and omit the turmeric.Nice click.Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  18. kichdi looks yummy, nice click. First time here , following u

  19. i usually make this with a variation...roast half a teaspoon jeera, and add 2-3 fienly chopped green chillies and potatoes..fry them until potato turn little crispy. roast 1 tbs peanuts and crush them and mix 1 tsp lemon juice and salt per your taste and set aside. add soaked sabudana to the potatoes and mix it till sabuddana turns translucent. then add the peanut-lemon mixture. finally add chopped corriander leaves.

  20. Havent heard of this, sounds new.Looks yum, will try it sometime

  21. I don't like sabudhana much, but this khichdi, the wadas and pappads are somethings I cannot resist.

    Thank you very much for passing on the award to me too.

  22. Thanks both of you..:)I saw the comment today only..It had some way gone to my spam folder..sorry for being late..Hope you both are having great time cooking n enjoying yum food..:)

  23. wanted to make this dish for a long time...I will try your recipe.Have bookmarked it.

  24. Very yummy. My family loved it.



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