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Sabudana Khichdi

Shirin Mehrotra
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Sabudana Khichdi RECIPE

Sabudana khichdi (or tehri as we call it in Lucknow) is easily a unanimously favourite dish during fasts. Sabudana is not a grain or pulse and is full of carbohydrates which fills you up really fast. Top it with dahi and it makes for a complete meal. I still remember, when my mother used to fast she’d cook sbudana khichdi for all of us; even if we weren’t fasting. I always loved the way she made it, slightly sticky and spicy. When I came to Bombay I ate the less spicier version with curry leaves. I didn’t like it initially but then developed a taste for it. This khichdi becamr my go-to Sunday meal while I was living alone. Eventually I learnt the process of how to make the non-sticky khichdi. Here’s my mom’s recipe

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Indian
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Sabudana (tapioca pearls) - 1 cup
  2. Potato - 1 medium size
  3. Green chilli - 1
  4. Peanuts (crushed) - 1/4 cup
  5. Amchoor (dry mango powder) - 1 tsp
  6. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  7. Sugar - 1 tsp
  8. Oil - 1 tbsp
  9. Juice of half lime
  10. Coriander leaves for garnish
  11. Dahi to serve with


  1. Soak sabudana in water and leave it for half an hour.
  2. Drain excess water, cover and leave it overnight. This will result in beautiful non-sticky khichdi.
  3. Finely chop potato and green chilli.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai and fry peanuts.
  5. Add potato, chilli, amchoor, red chilli powder, sugar and let the potatoes cook.
  6. Now add sabudana and salt, mix well and cook for 5 minutes. Make sure you don’t overcook it or it’ll get sticky.
  7. Mix in lime juice, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with dahi.

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Jyoti Mangla
Jyoti Mangla   Sep-21-2017

Mne ye bnaai thi but meri sabudana chipkne lge or....laar si bi bnne lgi...or khane pr daath pr chipak rha tha...kya kru..m..kya hum sabudana fry bhi kr skte h kya

Anurita Koul
Anurita Koul   Jan-09-2017

Delicious....I tried it its also very nutritious...fond of it.

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