Sabudana khichdi

How to make Sabudana Khichdi on Teej or Ganesh Chaturthi Fast

Sabudana Khichdi is a high-energy food that is both tasty and healthy. Is this recipe is packed with protein and fibre to help you shed some kilos. Sabudana Khichdi (also known as sago or tapioca) is a nutrient-rich source that includes complex carbohydrates, dietary fibres, calcium, iron and protein, offering a host of health benefits.

Sabudana Khichdi or sago khichdi is famous Indian vrat/upwas. The food made during the Hindu fasting days like Ekadashi, Mahashivrati, Navratri, or Shravan Somwar. It is the combination of Sabudana, peanut, and potato gives you a high amount of energy to our body during fasting/upwas.

Sabudana khichdi is typically prepared for breakfast. As Navratri is approaching many people will be fasting for the goddess. So during these 9 days, Sabudana khichdi is one of the popular choices to select from. It tastes great, you can adjust the spiciness as per your taste.

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Key Ingredients for sabudana khichdi:

  • Sabudana Khichdi /Sago seeds 1 cup
  • Potato – 1 medium
  • Handful peanuts
  • Olive Oil
  • Cumin Seeds, Curry leaves, Ginger, Chillies (to taste)
  • Grated coconut husk


Start with soaking sabudana overnight. Drain them next morning and keep aside in a bowl. 

Meanwhile, boil potatoes and when warm, peel and chop them into small pieces.

Take a pan and dry roast peanuts till they turn brown. Then, grind them to make a coarse powder, and mix them with salt and sugar as per your taste. 

Now, heat oil in a pan and fry cumin seeds till they start to crackle. Add curry leaves, grated ginger, green chillies and stir fry them for a minute.

Add potatoes, peanuts, salt and sugar as well, and saute for another minute.

Next, add sabudana and keep stirring it till the time its colour turns translucent. Garnish it with grated coconut and the dish is ready.

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