When you think of what you can eat during a fast the first thing that pops into the mind is definitely Sabudana Khichdi. Soaked sabudana pearls stir-fried with crushed peanuts, boiled potatoes, chillies, cumin seeds and fresh coriander – all ingredients that are 100 percent permitted during a fast. A plate of hot sabudana khichdi eaten with some chilled sweetened yogurt can taste so good that its unfair to limit this delicious preparation to just fasting days.
1 cup Sabudana appx 250gm
2 small to medium size boiled potatoes ( cut into small pieces)
½ cup roasted peanuts ( Coarsely griend)
8-10 curry leaves ( optional)
1 green chili finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ to 1 tsp lemon juice or as required (optional)
Coriander leaves finely chopped
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
Salt to taste
- Soak Sabudana overnight or for 3-5 hours. Drain the Sabudana very well and keep aside in a bowl.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, curry leaves & green chilli chopped.
- Now add potato pieces fry them until they are slightly brown.
- Add the Sabudana. Keep on stirring the mixture, add peanuts, now add salt & black pepper.
- Mix well, when the Sabudana looses their opaqueness and starts becoming translucent they are cooked.
Don’t over cook as they might become lumpy and hard.
- Switch off the gas.
- Garnish Sabudana Khichdi with coriander leaves and drizzle some lemon juice.
- Serve Hot. I love eating Sabudana with Curd.
Note: During fast use Rock Salt instead of Normal Salt.