How to Prepare Non-Sticky Sabudana Khichadi / उपवासाची साबुदाण्याची खिचडी

How to Prepare Non-Sticky Sabudana Khichadi


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Hello Foodies,
       Sabudana khichdi is the most popular dish serves during fasting day. It is a Maharashtrian fasting recipe made from soaked sabudana. You can serve it for lunch, breakfast or evening snack and ideal for who are fasting. Sabudana khichdi pairs up well with shengdanyachi amti, curd or with milk. Preparing non-sticky sabudana khichadi is extremely simple, with few easy tips. In the Indian tradition, there are times when many devout Hindus fast. The food that is taken during fasting day does not contain onions, garlic, wheat products, lentils or pulses. So this sabudana khichadi is a very popular and delicious fasting recipe. It is the dish of choice when an individual observes a "fast" during Ekadashi, Chaturthi, Shivratri, Navratri, or a similar Hindu religious occasion.
           It is also a good option if you're following a gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diet. This recipe covers approx. 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. The addition of peanuts to sabudana khichadi adds to the protein content, making it a more balanced meal.

Course : Main Course
Cuisine : Indian
Prep Time : 10 Minutes
Cook Time : 15 Minutes
Total Time : 25 Minutes.
Servings: 2
Each Serving Contains 400 Calories.


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Ingredients :

  1. Sabudana ½ cup, soaked overnight
  2. Potato 1 Medium, chopped
  3. Peanuts ¼ cup, dry roasted and grounded
  4. Green chilies 5 strips, chopped
  5. Salt 1 Tsp
  6. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  7. Coriander leaves 2 tbsp, chopped
  8. Ghee / veg.oil 1 tbsp

Instructions :

  1. Soaking of Sabudana :
    1. Wash Sabudana under cold tap water until clear water appears (Which helps to take off most of the starch and prevents stickiness).
    2. In a big wide bowl soak sabudana by adding just enough water to cover them (soak it for at least 4-5 hours or preferably overnight).
    3. Sabudana will fluff up after soaking.
    4. Drain off excess water if any before cooking.
  1. To Prepare Sabudana Khichdi :
    1. In a kadhai / non-stick pan heat ghee / veg.oil and splutter cumin seeds.
    2. Now add chopped green chilies and saute for a minute.
    3. Add chopped potatoes, cover and cook on a
      medium to low flame until tender(Stir it occasionally).
    4. Once potatoes are cooked, add sabudana mix well.
    5. Now add peanuts powder and salt mix and cook until the sabudana are a bit translucent and well cooked.
    6. Lastly, add coriander leaves and mix well.
    7. Tadaa, scrumptious, non-sticky Sabudana Khichdi is ready to serve, pour some lemon juice, grated coconut and serve hot with curd. Enjoy!

Tips To Make Non-sticky Khichdi :

  1. Wash sabudana under cold water until clear water appears, which helps to take off most of the starch and prevents sticking.
  2. Soak Sabudana for at least 4 to 5 hours, preferably overnight.

My Take :

  1. You can add ginger, freshly grated coconut if desired, it adds a flavor.
  2. You can substitute green chilies with red chili powder.

Dietary Comment :

Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
It makes 2 servings.
Per serving contains 400 calories, along with carbohydrates - 54.15 g, dietary fibers - 9.37 g, fats - 15.4 g, proteins - 17.55 g.

Health Benefits of  Sabudana Khichdi :

  1. Sago or sabudana is food which is full of energy and carbohydrates.
  2. Minerals like calcium, iron and some others are contained by sago which helps in the improvement of joints and bones.
  3. Potatoes like sabudana are also rich in carbohydrates which makes them an excellent source of energy which comes handy when you are fasting.
  4. Potatoes have many health benefits and along with being rich in micronutrients.
  5. Peanuts, apart from being rich in carbohydrates peanuts also contain proteins which your body needs during fasting.
  6. Peanuts contain B complex, vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, pantothenic acid, etc. Also contains Vit.E which is good to keep skin healthy.
  7. Cumin seeds help in digestion and also prevents constipation. Many times, fasting causes bloating, and cumin can prevent that too.
  8. Chilies help in digestion and also contain small amounts of vitamin C.
Good Time To Eat :
             It is good to eat Sabudana khichdi for lunch, breakfast as well as an evening snack.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!


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