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Sabudana Khichdi

 Published 2008-Jan-03   Updated 2017-Aug-22

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Javarisi Upma, Chowwary Uppuma, Sago Salad, Sabudana Kichadi)

A traditional tiffin from Maharashtra made with sago. Sabudana Khichadi is a quick to make breakfast on a busy day.

Recipe For Sabudana Khichdi


  • Sabudhana (Javarisi, sago) - 1 cup
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 cup (coarsely powdered)
  • Potato - 1 (cut into small pieces) - You can also use 1/4 cup of other chopped vegetables like carrot, capsicum , green peas etc
  • Onion - 1/2 (sliced)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil/Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 6
  • Green chillies - 2-3 (finely chopped)
  • Cilantro - handful


  1. Wash the sago and soak it overnight (or at least 2 hours). Before using the sago, wash and drain for 2-3 times to get rid of the extra starch.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, temper mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves and toss them for a few minutes.
  3. Next add the potato pieces (and/or other vegetables of you choice). Cover and cook till it is completely cooked.
  4. You can add a pinch of turmeric powder if you like the kichadi to have a nice yellow color. This is optional.
  5. Next add the sago and required salt. Mix everything, reduce the heat and cook it covered for about 3 minutes. No water is needed. The water that the sago must have absorbed during soaking is sufficient to cook it.
  6. Add the peanut powder and mix everything. Increase the heat and keep tossing for another 2 minutes.
  7. Finally add chopped cilantro, mix and switch off.


  • Coconut lovers can add handful of grated coconut at the end instead of cilantro.

Sabudana Khichdi

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