A delicious pilaf made with soaked Tapioca pearls /sabudana ,potato and few spices
Sabudana khichdi is the most preferred fasting recipe in North India. Though It is a recipe from Maharashtrian cuisine but is now very popular everywhere in India .Many Restaurants sell sabudana khichdi as a breakfast menu and during Navratri and other fasting days.
Sabudana/sago/Tapioca pearls are rich in carbs so give instant energy and make your stomach full for a long time so it is a very popular fasting food. Sabudana, potato and peanuts with few spices makes this wonderful pilaf which is quite easy to make and taste awesome.The method is simple if you have soaked the sabudana perfectly .The soaking of sabudana is the tricky thing as if you soak it in too much water them it may turn gooey and sticky and if it is soaked in less water or for less time then it turn too dry so soak it perfectly and your sabudana khichdi turn our delicious with each grain separate.
The cooking of sabudana should also be done perfectly else it taste raw while eating. So after tempering the sabudana ,saute it for 2 minutes and then cover with a lid and simmer till it turn translucent, stir 2-3 times in between else it may stick to the bottom.
Mostly Sabudana khichdi is made during fasting like Navratri ,janmashtami ,Ekadashi days ,then it is made simple with just potato ,peanuts ,pepper and salt . Me and my daughter loves sabudana khichdi and often makes for breakfast . My daughter loves this masala sabudana khichdi ,addition of tomato, peas and regular spices enhance the taste of sabudana khichdi ,do try this Masala Sabudana khichdi for a change in taste and you will surely love this and make it often.
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