Sabudana khichdi

A quick and delicious Sabudana khichdi or tapioca pearl salad cooked with potatoes, peanuts and basic spices creates the most comforting meal out there. A gluten-free & vegan Indian snack.

Presenting a simple yet delicious sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe that you and your family can enjoy any time of the day. A most popular Maharastrian breakfast recipe where soaked Sago pearls or tapioca is sauteed with bite size potatoes, peanuts and mild spices. This is my ultimate comfort food – healthy and lip-smacking too. You will keep asking for more!

Sabudana/tapioca pearls are light on the stomach, easy to digest and provides energy. During Indian fasting months, tapioca is commonly consumed in Indian cuisine. Whether be Navratri, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami or Ganesh Chaturthi this recipe is a popular vrat/fasting food.

Now, onto the recipe!

Preparing sabudana khichdi/tapioca pearl salad requires some pre-planning. You have to soak sabudana pearls few hours ahead before you advance to the recipe. But the common question asked is – how to make perfect sabudana pearls?

Do you end up getting mushy and sticky pearls all the time? No worries, below is a fail proof step by step recipe on how to soak sabudana for khichdi or make perfect tapioca pearls for your sabudana khichdi. (click the pic below) Related image

Best ratio to perfect sabudana pearls is – 1 cup water : 1 cup sabudana. Soak for 4-5 hours , drain and there you have it. Remember excess water will result in a gooey mess which cannot be reversed.

When soaked sago pearls are ready, set them aside. Proceed with the recipe. If not fasting, feel free to experiment and add onions, veggies to your liking and make it more healthier and colorful. You can’t go wrong with with this recipe – its amazingly versatile and adaptable.

For a nutty and crunchy flavor, I like to add peanuts – but again that’s optional. Adding peanuts and chopped carrots with bring more nutrition and color to this healthy salad/pilaf. But again, if you are fasting feel free to leave out the ingredients you don’t consume.

Every family has its fasting guideline, so please check with your elders what all you can consume during fast/vrat. One of my friends, avoid eating carrots and peas in vrat/fast but I am pretty flexible. My rule of thumb – when in doubt leave that ingredient out.

So, what are we waiting for, follow the step by step recipe below to a healthier, nuttier and delicious Sabudana khichdi or spicy tapioca salad recipe. Enjoy it at any time of the day – whether as a breakfast or an evening tea snack.

Hope you like this simple recipe and give it a try. If you happen to make it then either drop me a line below or share your yum pictures with me on Facebook. Would love to see your creation!