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Sabudana Khichdi

 Published 2008-Jan-03   Updated 2017-Oct-24

- 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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Comment by Eve Jolie
Thankew 4 sch a tasty dish.....
I liv in san francisco n ws searching jz 4 fun bt i found it relli interesting......
i wnt 2 ask 1 thing is it compulsary at the end 2 add coconut or cilantro??

Reply :-
Not really needed. Do try it.

Comment by Aasha karthik
Sabudhana! I tried it.... It came out very well... Easy and yummy dish it is!
Thankyou for the wonderful recipe!!!

Reply :-
Glad that you liked it.

Comment by sree nidhi
should potatoes be boiled before adding to it

Reply :-
No, I usually add raw potatoes, cook it and then add the sabudhana. But you can also add boiled potatoes.

Comment by Maha Mani
Its a nice website.
I tried more recipes from your blog.It tastes very good.My husband likes so much.Can you upload some sandwich recipes?
Thanks for your good work.

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Thank you.Here are some sandwich recipes (

Comment by agnelo dsouza
good quick recipes thanks

You are welcome!

Comment by gurvinder aur
hi, i have seen the receipe of sabudana kichdi but i am not able to know the amt of water to be added while cooking kichadi ,is it just like we cook rice plz help me out.

Reply :-
You don't have to add any water. The sabudhana must have absorbed water while soaking which is enough for cooking. If you feel the kichadi is getting dry, just sprinkle little water.

Comment by Ramya Sampath
Thank u very much

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U r welcome Ramya!!

Comment by RITA RODRIGUES on 17 August 2009 17:48PM
Hi, thks for such simple Receipie, Can I use small sabudhana's, if yes then what is the qty of water to be added, becoz I had once tried and did not come out nice, pls let me know. Thks once again for such good receipies in your website.

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Hi rita, If you soak the sabudhana well, it would have absorbed enough water. In that case just a few sprinkles would be enough. Keep on low flame, cover and cook for few minutes. Then fluff it. I think it should be perfect.

Comment by Vijay on Sunday, May 18, 2008 9:59:18 AM
superb! i appreciate you . thanx ..keep it up

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Comment by Heltin on Thu 1/03/08 4:29 AM
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Hai dolls Neenga ithu ellam samaiyal pantringala.  
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Thank You. Senghu pathuttu sollu ma.

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