Sabudana khichdi – Indian meal

Sabudana khichdi is an Indian meal prepared during several Indian holidays, especially on Navaratri. It is the most popular comfort food made for folks of all ages. This delicious meal comes together in a flash.


* Rinse the tapioca beads to remove excess powdered starch and leave them to soak for several hours, preferably overnight. Then drain the water from them and let the beads drip completely.

* Boil the potatoes not completely softly, let them cool down, peel them and cut them into cubes. Chop roasted peanuts. Mix the dripped tapioca beads with chopped peanuts and salt.

* Heat oil in a deeper pan and fry cumin in it for 1-2 minutes. Then add the chilli pepper and sauté for about 30 seconds. Sprinkle with sliced potatoes and fry for another 2 minutes.

* Then add the tapioca and continue stirring until the tapioca becomes transparent. Finally, drizzle with lemon juice, sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve immediately.

Note: It is important to soak the tapioca and then dry it well, otherwise, it will form “rubber” dumplings when roasted.

It has many variations, you can add curry leaves, grated ginger, coconut, sugar etc.

It is an easy recipe and a good recipe to be made during fasting days, because of its health benefits.

Some Benefits

One of the main health benefits is its richness in energy. It is gluten-free so anybody and everybody can have sabudana as it does not cause any allergy. Sabudana contains zero cholesterol which is actually good as you don’t need to worry about high cholesterol. Sabudana contains potassium which keeps your blood pressure under control. It helps to prevent digestion issues, relieves gas, bloating and constipation. It also contains a good amount of fibre that helps to balance gut bacteria.

If you do sports, Sabudana is a great pre and post-workout meal. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, sabudana is a great source of protein which is required for the growth of muscles, damaged cells and tissues. Sabudana is high in calcium, magnesium and iron which helps to make your bones stronger and improve their density too. This food helps in lowering the risk of arthritis and osteoporosis and is a rich source of carbohydrates and calories, which helps you to gain weight if you’re underweight.

There is no reason why not to try this awesome meal. It’s simple to make, tastes fantastic and is good for your body as well.