Sabudana Khichadi

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Sabudana khichadi
Pearl Tapioca Khichdi.jpg
Alternative names साबुदाना खिचड़ी
Course Breakfast, snack
Place of origin India
Region or state Western parts of India
Main ingredients Tapioca pearls, potatoes, peanuts, grated coconut, green chilies, ghee

Sabudana khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked sabudana (tapioca pearls). It is typically prepared in parts of Western India such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. In major towns like Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Bhopal, Jaipur and Nagpur, it is available as street food and is widely eaten throughout the year. It is the dish of choice when an individual observes a "fast" during Shivratri, Navratri, or a similar Hindu religious occasion. It is known as Sabudana Usal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.


Pearl tapioca (Sabudana) is soaked for a while, and is then fried with cumin seeds, salt, red chili powder, green chillies, diced potatoes and other optional ingredients such as fried peanuts.


Sago is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals. The addition of peanuts to sabudana khichadi adds to the protein content, making it a more balanced meal. It has a high calorific content, due to the quantity of starch and fat present.


External links[edit]

Recipe to make Sabudana Khichadi

Sabudana Khichadi at Wikibook Cookbooks