Tuesday 18 October 2011

Sabudana khichdi (Sago pilaf)

sabudana khichdi

Sabudana khichdi is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast.Sabudana or Sago is mainly a fasting food in india and eaten in fasts like Ekadashi and Navratri. If you are buying sabudana, buy medium sized pearls for this recipe.
     Recipe of Sabudana khichdi

     2 cups sabudana (sago)
     1/4 cup peanuts
     1/2 tsp mustard seeds (kaali sarson)
     7-8 curry leaves
     3 chopped green chillies
     1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
     1 tsp lime juice
     salt to taste

1. Wash sabudana in a colander or a strainer (big chhalni) and soak for 3-4 hours in 1/4 cup of water. Sabudana should be soaked in 'just enough' water in which it is just submerged and no more.

2. Roast the peanuts and grind them coarsely.

3. Mix ground peanuts with sabudana.

4. Heat ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add curry leaves and green chillies. After a few seconds add sabudana mixture. Add salt.

5. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring all the time. Do not cover the pan otherwise you will get thick lumps. Each pearl of sago should be separate.

6. Add lime juice. Serve sabudana khichdi hot.

sabudana khichadi

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