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Sabudana khichdi recipe for navratri fasting. Falahari sabudana recipe with tips to make non sticky sabudana khichdi. Maharashtrian style sabudana khichdi recipe in Hindi

Sabudana Khichadi Recipe - How to Make Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana khichdi recipe for Navratri fasting. Maharashtrian breakfast recipe made with sabudana/tapioca pearls, potatoes and peanuts. Tried and tested tip to make non-sticky sabudana khichdi. 
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: indian cuisine, maharashtrian
Keyword: sabudana
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 343kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 300 grams Sabudana
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 100 grams potato boiled
  • 2 green chilli chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 3-4 tablespoon Peanuts roasted
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 tablespoon Chopped Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds


  • Wash and soak sabudana in enough water to barely cover it. Keep it for 2 hours. After soaking sabudana doubles in size and pearls are separate from each other. If press the sabudana pearl with your two fingers it yields.
  • After that heat ghee in a pan add cumin seeds and green chilli. Fry them for 1 minute and add boiled potatoes.
  • Saute these boiled potatoes Cook for 3-4 minutes. After that add soaked sabudana.
  • Cook sabudana/sago for 2-3 minutes and add salt, lemon/lime juice and mix well.
  • Add red chilli if you like sabudana khichdi spicy otherwise just skip this step.
  • Cook for another 5-6 minutes, until sabudana pearls become translucent. To prevent sabudana from sticking to the bottom stir in between.
  • Khichdi is ready, now to serve sabudana add crushed peanuts, coriander leaves and serve it hot.



  • There are many variations of the sabudana khichdi recipe. Sometimes lemon juice is added for sourness, some people add amchur powder (mango powder). I prefer to add lime juice.
  • Depending on the mood I sometimes add fried potatoes, sometimes add boiled potatoes. Sometimes I skip potatoes and make sabudana khichdi without potatoes.
  • You can add curry leaves or skip that as per your choice.
  • Starch makes sabudana clumpy so make sure to rinse the sago until water turns clear.
  • For soaking sabudana ideal ration of water to sabudana is 1:1. So per cup of sago pearls, use 1 cup of water to soak it. Soak it for 4-5 hrs.
  • To test that sabudana has been properly soaked press a pearl between your thumb and index finger. If it smashes easily that means it is perfectly soaked.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg