Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi
Photo Credits: Sukriti Taneja

The perfect breakfast for Navratra or any other fast, Sabudana Khichdi is a favorite and light dish that can be made easily and quickly. Its filling and promises a healthy start to an auspicious day.


  • Sabudana, soaked and drained            1 cup
  • Potato, cut into small pieces                1 large
  • Green chilies, finely chopped              2 medium
  • Peanuts, deep fried or roasted            ½ cup
  • Rock Salt (Sendha Namak)                  To taste
  • Cooking Oil                                        1 – 2 tablespoons


  1. Soak the sabudana for at least an hour before preparing the khichdi to allow it to expand in volume and become soft. Then drain it and keep aside.
  2. Put a wok or deep frying pan over medium heat and pour the cooking oil in it.
  3. Once the oil heats up, add the cut potatoes and reduce the heat. Deep fry them until they become soft and then increase the heat to give them a nice reddish color.
  4. When done, take them out of the oil using a perforated spoon onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
  5. In the same oil add the peanuts and fry them for a few seconds. Then remove them to the same plate as the potatoes.
  6. Now in the same hot oil add the chopped green chilies. They will fry instantly. Immediately also add the fried potatoes and peanuts.
  7. Add the rock salt and mix everything.
  8. Finally add the drained sabudana and mix everything. The sabudana will start to get sticky to you’ll have to put in some effort to mix it with other things.
  9. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes (excluding soaking time)

Serves: 1 – 2

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