A nutritious and delicious breakfast makes for a great start to our day! I make it a point to serve something that’s filling and keeps you going for the first half of the day ☺️ Somedays it’s Parathas with some pickle/ curd…on others it can be oats & fruits…to name a few!
Sabudana/ Tapioca Sago Pearls give you energy and are easy to digest. Also, being rich in carbohydrates, they are perfect to start your day. The husband & I, both enjoy Sabudana in almost all forms 👌😀 you can even try my Sabudana Wadas 😊
As for my sabudane ki Khichadi, I follow my mom’s easy, no-fail recipe. It’s delicious, quick and each pearl is beautifully separate and still so moist! 👌👌☺️ and you can follow the same recipe for your fasting menu too!
When making it for fasting menu, simply replace the regular salt with fasting salt/ Phalhari namak. Just 20 mins is all you need to prepare it.
Yield: serves 2-3
Equipment: A deep vessel, measuring cups/ spoons, a wok, a spatula.
150 gms Sabudana/ sago pearls
1/4 tsp cumin/ jeera seeds
2 nos chopped green chilly
1/4 cup roasted & roughly crushed peanuts without the peel
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
a pinch of hing
2 tbsp ghee/ clarified butter
2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
some chopped fresh coriander leaves to garnish
Firstly, we need to soak the Sabudana overnight, so for that take the Sabudana/ sago pearls in a deep vessel, and wash it under running water at least 2-3 times, until the water runs clear. Then add some water to the washed Sabudana in the vessel, the level of water should just be enough to cover the Sabudana and not over it at all. If you add too much water, you will end up with a sticky lump. So be a little cautious while soaking it. Soak for a minimum for 5 hours, overnight soaking is ideal.
Next morning, or whenever you are cooking it, fluff the soaked Sabudana using a fork with light hands. Now, heat the wok, add the ghee. Once it’s hot enough, add the cumin seeds, chopped green chilli & hing. Let these crackle well, (if you like, add a boiled, peeled and cubed potato at this stage and sauté for a min) next add the soaked Sabudana & season with salt & red chilli pwd. Stir well. Add the crushed peanuts and mix it nicely so that the Sabudana gets coated properly with the peanuts & the seasonings. Cover and cook for about 7-8 mins.
Open the lid and check the Sabudana and stir again. They will have gone a little translucent. That’s it, they are done. Squeeze in some lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with curd if you are fasting 😊😊 quick & easy! Not to forget, so delicious.
Try this recipe, it won’t fail you! Perfect results every time! 😄