Sabudana Khichdi

By Chef Anuradha H

Preparation Time : 6 Hrs

Tags: Maharashtrian


Serves 2

Sabudana, or sago, is a healthy food which is rich in proteins and antioxidants. The Khichdi is prepared with potatoes and coarsely chopped groundnuts and is typically had during fasts.

About the Dish

Sabudana Khichdi consists of tapioca pearls (regional name- Sabudana or Sago). This is a Maharashtrian delicacy and people usually make it when they are fasting. Sabudana Khichdi is a popular dish throughout India and gains demand during fasts on days of Shivratri or Navratri. In major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Nagpur, and others, it’s a famous street food delicacy. It’s also known as Sabudana Usal in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region and is a healthy delicacy as it is gluten-free and promotes muscle growth.

How to Eat

The dish is supposed to be enjoyed hot with some curd to balance the meal. The sabudana has a soft texture when eating but the groundnuts give it a crunchy texture as well. It can be consumed as a snack or as a meal at lunch and not very spicy.

About the Chef

Chef Anuradha H