Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sabudana Khichdi | Sago Kichdi | Navratri Fasting Recipe

Today i am herewith a popular dish that people take during navratri vrat, which is happening now ie Ram Navratri. For those who are not aware of Sabudana/sago, it’s a tiny pearl made of tapioca/yucca root and people use it more often during fasting time. During last october i was invited for navratri pooja held at neighbors places. I liked this sabudana khichdi which was kept in lunch to core. I immediately noted
from friends how it was made and from then during my monthly satyanarayana vrat i am making it without fail.  Feel free to modify the ingredients mentioned here if you don't takeany during vrat time. Happy Navratri wishes!

Sabudana -1.5 Cups
Whole Peanut - 1/3 Cup
Mix of Red and Green Chilis - 2-3 Numbers
Red Chili Powder - 1tsp
Curry Leaves - Few
Chana and Urad Dhal - 1 Tbsp
Salt and Oil - As Needed
Lemon Juice - Few Drops
Boiled Potato - 1 or 2 numbers
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp - to temper

  • Soak Sabudana for 5 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the water completely and keep aside.
  • In a kadai/pan add raw peanuts, dry fry till the skins turn golden black spots and raw smell disappears.
  • Allow to cool completely and remove the skin off and powder it coarse.
  • In the same pan add few tsp oil, when it is hot allow cumin seeds to splutter.
  • Add the dhal one by one and then add chopped green chilli and curry leaves.
  • Saute everything well then add sabudana and cook for 3-5 minutes in medium flame.
  • Now add red chili powder, boiled potato, coarsely ground peanut and salt.
  • Allow them to cook for few more minutes.
  • Add lemon juice before serving.


  1. Thanks for sharing this post. I always love to eat on my break fast Sabudana Khichdi.

  2. You have mentioned it to be a porpular dish but i have not yet heard of it, probaly because i am not aware of Sabudana. i am greatful as you have included the recipe to give it a try soon.


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