Saubudana Khichdi Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi | Sabu’r Khichuri | Sabudana Pilaf

Very popular Indian vegetarian breakfast recipe, this Sabudana Khichdi is actually a Maharashtrian cuisine delight. Along with the very popular Sabudana Vada, this Sabudana Khichadi recipe is also a perfect snack recipe. The Sago pearls or Sabudana needs to be soaked the previous night if you are planning to make for breakfast. And once that is done, next morning this recipe comes together in no time.

Very common in an Indian pantry, sabudana recipes are usually very fuss-free and usually result in deliciousness. USUALLY, ‘coz I am not a very big fan of Doodh-Sabu or Sabudana Kheer, i.e. Sago pearls or sabudana boiled in milk for a porridge, which is said to be beneficial while nursing a baby.

Sago Pearls or Sabudana Benefits:

  • Sabudana is made of Tapioca starch which is a non-cereal form of food, hence, sabudana is such a widely popular option for fasting food during Hindu festivals.
  • Since Sabudana or Sago is a naturally occurring grain, it is Gluten-free. So, it can be an option for those who have dietary restrictions due to  gluten allergy.
  • Sabudana nutrition list is primarily all about starch, hence so sticky. Other than being a good source of carbohydrate and dietary fibres, is has very little amount of fat, protein, vitamins or minerals in it.

 

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Sabudana Khichdi for Breakfast

Considering today’s lifestyle and popular diet trends, there are quite a number of people who do not regularly use Sago or Sabudana in their normal routine diets. While there are few who are aware of this, there is a chunk of population who aren’t even aware of Sabudana or might not know how to include in their meals.

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Internet is quite abuzz with different kind of questions about Sabudana. So, I thought of taking care of those with the best of my knowledge. Here are few of them:

What is sabudana in english? Sabudana English name is Sago pearls. It is basically the starch extracted from the Tapioca plant roots, which is then processed into pearl shaped balls for consumption.

Can sabudana be eaten during pregnancy? I mean, why not? It is rich in carbohydrate, which can give you and your baby enough energy to kick some ass! 

Can sabudana be eaten in keto diet? Ok! Ketogenic diet is basically high fat and low carb diet. And, Sabudana aka Sago pearls have minimum or little fat in it. So, while Sabudana is iseal for Paleo Diets or Gluten-free diets, it is definitely not suitable for Keto Diets.

Can sabudana be given to infants? By infants if you mean babies who are already consuming semi-solid food and need carbohydrate rich food to gain weight, then Sabudana kheer can be given once in a while. Of course, after proper consultation with the Pediatrician. Also note that Sabudana has very little Protein, Fat or Vitamin content, but has a good amount of dietary fibres. 

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Can sabudana help in weight loss? Very unlikely. Sabudana is rich in carbohydrates, which aids weight gain. So, unless you are planning to gain a few kilos, then you should restrict your intake of sabudana.

Why sabudana khichdi becomes sticky? Sabudana or Sago Pearls is basically all starch. In simple terms, if you soak them in excess water then they become soggy and hence make the sabudana khichdi excessively sticky.  Also, while making the Sabudana Khichadi recipe, no additional water should be used as it would increase the moisture content and again make them sticky. 

So, how to make perfect non-sticky Sabudana Khichdi?

It is a simple equation between the sabudana and water.

1 part of Sabudana pearls = 1 part of Water

eg. If you are using 1 cup of Sabudana pearls, then use 1 cup of water to soak it overnight. Use the same cup for both the measurements, and you will never get it wrong!

What to do if Sabudana becomes sticky?

Now, now, we are all humans and we all do goof ups! Don’t worry I have been there and had my sabudana all sticky in the morning, so what I did was spread it over a microwave safe plate and microwave it for 2 mins on high power. Give it a fluff, and if it still feels sticky, microwave it again for a minute or so. Soon, you will see that excess moisture has been absorbed and you have relatively non-sticky sabudana for khichdi recipe.

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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi | Sago Pearls Stir-fry | Sabu'r Khichuri
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Soaking Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 25 mins
 

Very popular Indian vegetarian breakfast recipe, this Sabudana Khichdi is actually a Maharashtrian cuisine delight. Along with the very popular Sabudana Vada, this Sabudana Khichadi recipe is also a perfect snack recipe. The Sago pearls or Sabudana needs to be soaked the previous night if you are planning to make for breakfast. And once that is done, next morning this recipe comes together in no time.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Keyword: Breakfast Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Paleo Recipes, Sabudana Recipes, Vegan Recipes, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 2 People
Ingredients
  • cups Sabudana or Sago Pearls
  • cups Water
  • 1 Potato Cut in cubes
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds or Jeera
  • 2 tbsp Refined Sunflower Oil
  • Salt to Taste
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Green Chili Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fried Peanuts Optional
Instructions
  1. Soak the Sabudana in water overnight, or for at least 4-5 hours. Next morning fluff them using a fork before cooking.

  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and temper it with Cumin seeds.

  3. Add the Potato cubes and fry them on medium heat till they turn soft in the center.

  4. Season them with salt and sugar.

  5. Once the potato is cooked through, add the soaked sabudana pearls and turn them around on medium-high heat.

  6. Add the chopped green chilies and peanuts and mix everything well gently. Do not let them stick to the bottom of the pan. Check for seasoning and add some if needed. Turn off the heat.

  7. Add the lemon juice and freshly chopped Coriander leaves before serving.

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