Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Saboodana (Sago) Khichdi

Delicious spicy potatoes cooked with sago pearls in a  peanut gravy.


250 grams boiled potatoes diced into 1 inch pieces
30 grams coarsely ground roasted peanuts
Few whole roasted peanuts for garnishing.
2 tablespoons saboodana (sago)
3 green chillies cut into this slices
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh finely chopped chopped coriander
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
2 medium tomatoes chopped and blended to a puree


1. Soak the Saboodana in water for 2-3 hours till they swell up  and double in size.
2. In a large pan heat the oil when it is hot add the cumin seeds and wait for them to splutter.
3.Add the blended tomatoes, salt, black pepper, ginger paste, lemon juice and chillies and cook till tomatoes start to separate oil.
4. Drain the soaked saboodana and add to the tomato gravy also add  the ground peanuts  and  mix well. Add  100 ml water and simmer for 3-4 minutes
5. Add the diced potatoes and mix well to coat them with the gravy. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.Add a little more water is needed
6. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped coriander and whole roasted peanuts.

Serve hot with natural  yoghurt
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  1. Hi Nayna, that looks superb. I always like sabudana khichdi :)

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  2. i had sabudana kheer before but never had khichidi..looks so tempting

  3. That is a healthy and colorful kichdi - Love it :)

  4. Delicious khichdi,havent had since a long..

  5. delicious and very inviting khichdi !!

  6. i have the exact same serving dish :)

  7. Kichidi looks lovely and yummy.....

  8. I think Poha and sabudana are two of my very favorite...can't resist dishes made of these...this looks too tempting!
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  9. Yummy khichadi! Looks great!

  10. Lovely recipe.. looks very tempting and delicious !!
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  11. Very very new to me...will surely try...

  12. nice version of sago khichidi.i make it ina different way.

  13. delicious and very inviting khichdi !!

  14. Kichdi is my all time favorite.... Looks so yummy!!! Please do not mind if I have not been able to come around more often to comment.. It is just that I am held up with many stuffs as of now.... But will be back soon.... Hugs & Wishes ))))


  15. Wow.....it looks so yum!!! I never tried making sabudana kichidi at home....will surely give it a try!!

  16. Khichdi looks very tasty and thanx for sharing a good healthy recipe

  17. Wonderful presentation..This looks delicious..

  18. Saboodana kichdi looks delicious..

  19. Never cooked sabudana khichdi with this texture, will have to try soon.

  20. Delicious kichadi and very nice presentation, Nayna...

  21. I love love this- your post reminded me I haven't had it since a really LONG time- must make some soon!

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  22. I so very much wanted to try this ... looks great i like that basket!

  23. lovely yumm n i love this kichidi its been some time i made it...

  24. Never heard of this - looks tasty.

  25. I have not heard of sago. Very interesting recipe.


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