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Sabudana Khichdi | (Non-Sticky, Delicious Sago Khichdi

by Pradeep Mamgain
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Sabudana Khichdi recipe is one of the most preferred recipes during fasting season especially Navratri. This vegan and gluten-free recipe are very popular among Indians, especially during the Navratri festival. Making sabudana (Sago/Tapioca Pearls) khichdi is really fun and it is an excellent and delicious recipe for fasting.

Sabudana Khichdi | (Non-Sticky + Gluten-Free) | Sago Khichdi

One of the main reasons sabudana is cooked during fasting on Navratri is that it loads you with instant push of energy. It is gluten-free and non-allergic, and prevent digestion issues. It has a decent amount of potassium that helps in keeping the blood pressure levels in check. Also, it is very low in cholesterol. The protein in Sago pearls helps in muscle growth.

How to make sabudana khichdi

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  1. Soak sabudana overnight.
  2. Drain the water, if any, and then add peanut mixture. Mix well.
  3. Saute potatoes, ginger, green chilies, and basil leaves.
  4. Add sabudana mixture, pepper, salt; cook until sabudana becomes translucent.
  5. Garnish with coriander greens.
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Ingredients

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  • sabudana (buy good quality branded sabudana)
  • peanuts (dry roast peanuts)
  • clarified butter/ghee (for frying)
  • whole spices (cumin seeds)
  • dry spices (ground black pepper)
  • rock salt, sugar, lemon juice
  • and for the veggies:
    • potato (boiled), ginger, green chili, coriander greens

A Few Final Thoughts

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  • Serving: You can serve this khichdi with yogurt or masala tea.
  • Additions: You can add 5-8 curry leaves.
  • Prevent clumps: The biggest problem people face when cooking this khichdi is that clumps of pearls stick together and make a mess. The key to making non-sticky khichdi is that for how long you soak pearls in the water. A lot of recipes call for soaking it for 4-6 hours. However, according to my experience, you will get the best result if you soak the sabudana overnight. We made this khichdi recipe with potatoes, roasted peanuts, basil leaves, and some very few spices. 
  • Caution: If you are suffering from diabetes, you should consume it in moderation and pair it with loads of fiber-rich and low-calorie vegetables. Also, avoid potatoes.
  • Wash sabudana well in a colander under cold tap. This action ensures that most of the starch will be taken off. As a result, khichdi will be less sticky.
  • It is recommended that you take a 1:1 ratio of water and sabudana when soaking.
  • Don’t stir sabudana for long, otherwise, it will stick.
Sabudana Khichdi | (Non-Sticky + Gluten-Free) | Sago Khichdi

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Sabudana Khichdi | (Non-Sticky + Gluten-Free) | Sago Khichdi

Pradeep Mamgain
We made this gluten-free sabudana khichdi (sago khichdi) with potatoes, roasted peanuts, basil leaves, and some very few spices. You must try it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Fasting
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 354 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 180 grams sago 1 cup
  • 4.5 grams sugar 1 tsp
  • 70 grams raw peanut

    ½ cup

  • 16 grams clarified butter (ghee) 1 tbsp
  • 2.5 grams cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • 150 grams potato

    1 cup | boiled

  • 10 grams ginger minced
  • 6.5 grams rock salt 1.5 tsp
  • 5 grams green chili approx 3 pcs | whole
  • 5 pcs basil leaves
  • 3 grams ground black pepper 1 tsp
  • 7.5 ml lemon juice 1/2 tbsp
  • 10 grams coriander leaves 2 tbsp

Instructions
 

  • Heat a pan or Kadai on medium heat. Next, add 70 g peanuts. Keep flame to medium-low and stir continuously. Roast until they become crunchy; you will also notice that the peanut skins getting browned. Set aside to cool down.
  • Pour in cooled peanuts to a grinding jar. Make a coarse mixture using the pulse option.
  • Take 180 g sabudana, place in a colander. Next, wash sabudana under cold water tap until clear water appears. Now, soak it in 250 ml water (add just enough water to cover them) overnight. There will be hardly any water left in the morning. However, if there is any water left for whatever reason, drain that water using a colander.
  • Take a mixing bowl and pour sabudana into it. Next, add 35 g peanut mixture. Mix well and rest the mixture for five minutes.
  • Heat 16 g clarified butter in a pan on medium heat and let it melt. Add 2.5 g cumin seeds and then add potatoes. Now, saute for 1 minute and then add 10 g chopped ginger.
  • Next, add 1.3 g (approx ¼ tsp) rock salt. Stir fry for two minutes.
  • Add 5 pcs of basil leaves and 5 g green chillies. Next, stir fry for 1 minute. Pour sabudana into the pan and mix well.
  • Add 3 g black pepper powder and 5 g rock salt. Cook until sabudana pearls become translucent.
  • Add 35 g peanut powder. Mix well.
  • Add 10 g coriander leaves. Finally, add 7.5 ml lemon juice and mix well. Serve sabudana khichdi hot with yogurt.

Notes

  • Serving: You can serve this khichdi with yogurt or masala tea.
  • Additions: You can add 5-8 curry leaves.
  • Prevent clumps: The biggest problem people face when cooking this khichdi is that clumps of pearls stick together and make a mess. The key to making non-sticky khichdi is that for how long you soak pearls in the water. A lot of recipes call for soaking it for 4-6 hours. However, according to my experience, you will get the best result if you soak the sabudana overnight. We made this sabudana khichdi recipe with potatoes, roasted peanuts, basil leaves, and some very few spices. 
  • Caution: If you are suffering from diabetes, you should consume it in moderation and pair it with loads of fiber-rich and low-calorie vegetables. Also, avoid potatoes.
  • Wash sabudana well in a colander under cold tap. This action ensures that most of the starch will be taken off. As a result, khichdi will be less sticky.
  • It is recommended that you take a 1:1 ratio of water and sabudana when soaking.
  • Don’t stir sabudana for long, otherwise, it will stick.
Keyword fasting, gluten free, Sabudana Khichdi, sago khichdi

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