Thursday, 22 March 2018

Sabudana Khichdi (Potato and Sago curry)


In the Hindu religion there are many religious days in the year where people observe fasting. There are different ways of fasting, some people fast by eating one solid meal only, others fast by eating certain groups of food and many fast where they only eat food that contains no salt. These fasting dishes are known as "vrat ka khana"
Although I am Hindu I do not really fast but that does not mean that I do not enjoy the fasting foods most are full of carbs and are super delicious.
The recipe I am sharing today is one my mother use to make every time she was observing a fast. Its like a potato stew made in a peanut and sago gravy. It has simple flavours but tastes amazing.


What is Sago?
Sago is a spongy starch extracted from the tropical palm trees. It comes in many forms. The sago I am using in this recipe is commercially produced in the form of small white pearly balls that can be re hydrated by soaking in water and then added to recipes.


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Sabudana Khichdi ~Potato and Sago Stew
A lovely flavoursome stew made with potatoes, crushed peanuts and sago.
Ingredients:
  • 6 Medium red potatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons Sago
  • 40 g Peanuts
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoons Salt or *Sendha namak
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Fresh Coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sunflower oil
  • 150 ml Water
Method:
1. Coarsely grind the peanuts and keep them aside.2. Wash the sago and soak it in some water for 30 minutes.3. Peel and dice the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.4. Finely chop the tomatoes and slit the chillies.5. In a pan add the oil, when its hot add the cumin seeds followed by the chilli slits and tomatoes, stir fry for 1 minute.6. Add the peanuts and saute for 1-2 minutes to remove the rawness of the peanuts.7. Add the potatoes, salt, black pepper, and water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Drain the sago and add it to the potatoes .8. Cook the stew for another 5-10 minutes until potatoes are fully cooked. Add the lemon juice and mix .9. Transfer the stew to serving bowls and garnish with chopped coriander.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 4

**NB -Senda Namak is a type of rock salt that is eaten during fasting


Other Fasting Foods you may like are:

45 comments:

  1. What is sago? I've never heard of it before.

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  2. The curry must be tasting good with the addition of peanuts and sago must have given the thickness to the gravy.

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  3. I've never heard of sago so I can't quite imagine what this tastes like but I love potatoes so I suspect I'd like it. Mich x

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  4. Irresistible khichdi, dunno why i never had a chance to prepare myself at home. Yours looks very tempting and irresistible.

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  5. Perfect share for this fasting days. Sabudana khichdi looks super tempting. Delicious and filling. Loved it.

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  6. I am always on the look out for exciting ways to cook vegetables having changed to a vegan diet in January this looks great!

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  7. I absolutely love sabudana khichdi. And why not, it's healthy and such a popular snack. Plus, its so easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe Nayna. :)

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  8. I love potato dishes and this sounds so fresh and delicious ... potato or cauliflowers stews are pretty much the only way I can get my husband to eat vegetarian meals!
    C x

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  9. This is one of my favorite curries!

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  10. Perfect dish to have during fast/vrat. Looks tempting :)

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  11. A great dish for fasting days. Perfect share for Navratri

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  12. This looks so totally delicious, so full of flavour. Might just have to add it to the meal plan for next week.

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  13. That is such yummy looking sabudhana khichdi. My husband loves it but I rarely make it at home. Will have to make your recipe some time for him.

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  14. Perfect dish for fasting days. I love sabudana khichdi but didn’t used tomato in it, yourrs style of khichdi looks really delicious

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  15. This looks delicious. It is like nothing I have seen before. I will be sure to check it out!

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  16. Looks lovely. Perfect for all the folks who are fasting. I love sabudana, and have it anytime as we don't really follow any fast, so it becomes our breakfast whenever we feel like eating some :)

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  17. Sounds like an interesting dish and perfect for fasting days if you are observing this x

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  18. I really want to try more vegeterian meals. This could be one of them, it looks delicious and I want to believe that there is enough great meals to consider going vegeterian :)

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  19. This recipe is really something new for me, not in regards to curry flavor but having tapioca or sago as ingredients. Amazing, because usually we use sago for desserts and sweet recipe. Nice share. - eliza

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  20. wow sounds very interesting and healthy too !

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  21. We used to have sago as a dessert (and called it frogspawn!). This looks like a far better way to eat it!

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  22. Yummy! I love peanuts in curries. A lovely addition to my collection of potato recipes. A must try soon!

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  23. All time favourite. Today morning I had this as navratri is going on . Your look too tempting :)

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  24. I have not heard of using sago before, but it sounds like something I'd love to try. Currys are one of my favourite things!

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  25. Sabudana Khichdi (Potato and Sago curry) seems like an interesting dish. I should really try this soon. It looks so yummy!

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  26. I’m not a curry fan but my other half is. I’m sure he’d love this. I bet it’s very filling too

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  27. Perfect khichdi .. Though in my family we never wait for fasting.so delicious

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  28. Very interesting curry with potatoes and sago! Love the idea :)

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  29. The idea of stew is excellent and you have used more of potatoes than the sago which I loved. Excellent variation from the regular sabundana khichdi for all those who are fasting. One small bowl of this, is enough to keep you full and energetic, i believe.

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  30. I have never heard of a curry like this, but I sure do love a good curry and potatoes are my

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  31. Wow,this will taste great and not make me thirsty like khichidi does.

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  32. Sago with potato is quite unimaginable, delicious curry for rotis and pulavs..

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  33. Perfectly filling Vrat dish...Yours looks very tempting..Lovely share!!

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  34. Aloo and Sago sounds yummy.. anything will Aloo is always a winner..

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  35. Sabudana khichdi with tomatoes I have seen first time, it would bring a unique taste to it. If you serve with Farali thepla, one can enjoy a filling meal.

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  36. You made the sabudana khichdi like in a curry form. It is a wonderful idea Nayana , I will try it next time with your twist.

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  37. Have never made curry with sago, nice and different share. It is only khichdi and tikkis I do most times.

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  38. Perfect for fasting😊 looks really good👍

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  39. Aloo and sago together must be yummy.

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  40. A delicious fasting meal, this sago & potato stew can be quite filling.

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  41. I don't fast, but I do enjoy a great meal full of flavours. With this delicious dish, I don't think that I would be able to fast.

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  42. sabudana khichdi really taste yummy, great breakfast recipe, usually prepared during navratri or fasting days.

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  43. Looks so tempting, perfect for navratra fasting dish !!!

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  44. Potato and sago sounds interesting..this looks awesome delicious

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  45. I absolutely love traditional Indian dishes, particularly those with potato in. So very tasty. I always fine that the flavours are better the day after making it, so like to make it, pop it in a container and in to the fridge. A delicious meal for the next day.

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