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Sabudana Kichdi

Sabudana kichdi  is a popular Maharastrian breakfast and is prepared mostly during fasting since it is a concrete breakfast. It is often prepared during Monday fasts in Mumbai. Sabudana or tapioca pearls is made out of raw tapioca roots, an underground potato like variety. I learnt to prepare this dish from my Mayi (mother in law) who resides in Mumbai . And with lot practice this has become my signature dish . I have taught to prepare this dish to my friends too. Check the recipe of sabudana pops and Sabudana Vada too .

Sabudana-2 cups
Roasted groundnut powder-1/2 cup
Green chillies- 4 ,slit
Onion- 2, chopped medium 
Oil – 2 – tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar- a pinch(optional)
Coriander leaves- 2-3 tsp chopped, to garnish
  1. Soak sabudana for 1 to 2 hours until it gets completely soaked, it should be smashed when u press the pearl with your thumb and index finger.
  2. Drain it in a colander.
  3. Keep it out for 2 hours until the water drains completely.
  4. Refrigerate overnight in an airtight container .
  5. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds,add onions and fry until light pinkish in color.
  6. Add soaked sabudana, groundnut powder, salt and sugar to taste.
  7. Give it a stir and keep it in a slow flame for 15 – 20 minutes stirring in between.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


My notes:
  • You may or may not refrigerate the soaked sabudana.
  • I  refrigerate the soaked sabudana as it is time consuming in the mornings,but the result is so good after refrigeration that  I make it a point to refrigerate every time I prepare now.
  • Many of my friends have learnt this recipe from me and have succeeded especially because of the refrigeration process.
  • So its up to you ll whether to follow or not,but I suggest to follow.
  • I use ready made salted and peeled bombay peanuts and I make it point store it .
  • You may also  dry roast the raw peanuts and coarsely powder it.
  • You may not add onions if you do not prefer.
  • You may also add boiled potatoes to the kichdi.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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