Sabudana Khichdi | Sago Khichdi

>>  Friday, August 24, 2012

For the fourth week of Blogging Marathon, I took up 30 minutes meal, especiall having my Mela in mind. Under this theme one needs to make a complete meal with the accompaniment. It can't be just a side dish or just a main dish, you need to make a complete meal be it for breakfast, lunch or a dinner. I decided to make for all three times, with a dish that can be served on it's own, with subjis and then as a complete meal on it's own.

When I announced the 30 Mins Meal Mela, the idea was to collect recipes that one can make within 30 mins. Most of our cooking can be done within 30 mins, if one really plans well. Of course you can plan and many things to make it a complete meal. Depending on your requirement you can mix and match dishes that work out to be catering to your complete meal needs.
First on the list is a simple Khichdi made with Sabudana or Sago. This has been on my to do list for a long time. Each time being missed because of some reason or the other. Finally I decided I must make it and got a packet. Athamma finally decided she would soak as I wasn't even thinking about it. So couple of days back, she told me that I must cook something with it. I said I will soak them right away. I planned to make Khichdi for the next morning.

I knew it will be good as I have tasted what my colleagues have made. I never really expected it to turn out so good and liked by my folks. Hubby dear wanted this to be made regularly and yes I was so happy this turned out great. As I always thought, if one gets to eat such delicious food during fasting, then I am all for it!

The colleague who made this had made it during the fasting time and didn't add potato. Though this Khichdi is more famous with the potatos in it. So I decided I will do that way as well.

Sending this to my 30 Minutes Meal Mela

Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana / Sago - 1 cup
Potato - 1 medium
Roasted Peanuts - handful
Oil - 2 - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chilies - 3 long
Turmeric powder a pinch

How to make the Sabudana Khichdi

Wash the sago couple of times and soak in three times of water overnight. Next day morning, change the water again and drain over a colander. This should be draining for long as it will tend to become sticky.

Microwave the potato for 6 mins after you have pricked it all over. Once done, soak in water to remove the peel and cube into smaller pieces.

Heat a non stick pan with 2 tps of oil, add cumin seeds and saute well. Now add roasted peanuts and saute for couple minutes. Then add chopped green chilies and potato pieces. Saute for couple of mins. Then add the drained sago.

Now add another tsp of oil and mix well. This way the sago will not get struck together or to the pan. Add turmeric and mix well.

After a minute, add another tsp of oil. Simmer for 5 mins with lid covered and your khichdi is done.


Make sure you add the oil in stages to make sure the sagos don't get sticky.

This does consume little more oil than you might want to use, however you can't help if you want the sago to be seperated.

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Shobha August 24, 2012 at 12:35 AM  

I love it..we really have to take care to get it perfect.

Priya August 24, 2012 at 2:08 AM  

Love this sago khichdi very much, its been a while i havent prepared it.Inviting!

Nupur August 24, 2012 at 3:20 AM  

Love it .. craving for this khichdi for past few days.. Booked for this weekend Breakfast

Shailaja Reddy August 24, 2012 at 4:02 AM  

Healthy khichdi.

Sowmya Chandrasekaran August 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM  

Simple and healthy upuma


tamilsasikitchen August 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM  

Sabhudhana looks nice and yummy...

Rajani August 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM  

My SIL made the same this time when I was visiting them. It was really yummy. The pictures are tempting me to try my hand at it :)

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj August 24, 2012 at 4:41 PM  

nicely done...

vaishali sabnani August 24, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

This is a very popular khichdi ..but let me tell you that after draining it we spread the sago on a thin fabric or paper..leave it for some it dries completely.this helps the sago grains to be sticking at all..the rest of the procedure is perfect and looks great and delicious:)

The Pumpkin Farm August 24, 2012 at 11:52 PM  

this looks good Valli...just that we add crushed peanuts along with roasted to give it nice crunchy is probably the 3rd most popular breakfast item in maharastra

Krithi Karthi August 25, 2012 at 2:39 AM  

This version is new to me.. I have one in my space with moong dhal!
Krithi's Kitchen - Serve It Griddled

Chef Mireille August 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM  

I've only eaten sago as sweet, never as savory before,,,will have to try

Pavani August 28, 2012 at 4:36 AM  

One of my favorite dishes, but don't make it often because of lack of planning. I have to remember to soak some this weekend.

Cool Lassi(e) August 29, 2012 at 6:57 AM  

That is one amazing khichadi. Sometime my sabudhana pearls disintegrate..:(. Its a tricky ingredient to work with!

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