Sabudana Khichdi is a delicious and popular Indian dish that is often prepared during fasting days or as a breakfast or brunch option. Made with tapioca pearls (sabudana), this flavorful and aromatic dish is infused with the subtle spices of cumin, green chilies, and coriander leaves, which impart a distinct taste and aroma. The addition of roasted peanuts provides a crunchy texture to the dish, while the hint of lemon juice balances the sweetness of the sabudana. This dish is not only easy to prepare but is also a wholesome and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions.
|Sabudana/ Tapioca pearls||1 cup|
|Cumin seeds||1 tsp.|
|Roasted peanuts||1/2 cup|
|Lemon juice||1 tbsp.|
- Rinse 1 cup of sabudana with water and soak it in enough water to cover the pearls for 2-3 hours or until they become soft and fluffy.
- Drain the excess water from the soaked sabudana and keep it aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan and add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add 2 chopped green chilies and sauté for a few seconds.
- Add the soaked sabudana to the pan and stir it for a few minutes on low to medium heat until it becomes translucent.
- Add 1/2 cup of coarsely crushed roasted peanuts, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the pan and mix well.
- Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture and stir well.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut (optional).
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Note: You can also add potatoes, tomatoes, or other vegetables of your choice to the sabudana khichdi. Just make sure to cook them before adding them to the mixture.
- Sabudana (tapioca pearls) are a good source of carbohydrates, and they also provide a small amount of protein, calcium, and iron.
- Cumin seeds are a rich source of antioxidants, which protect the body against free radicals that can damage cells and lead to chronic diseases.
- Green chilies are a good source of vitamin C, which helps support a healthy immune system and skin.
- Peanuts are high in protein and healthy fats, which can help improve heart health and lower the risk of chronic diseases.
- Lemon juice is a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help protect the body against cellular damage caused by free radicals.
- Coriander leaves are a good source of vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and bone health.
- Grated coconut is high in healthy fats and fiber, which can help improve heart health and digestion.
|420 Kcal||38 gm||10 gm||27 gm|
Total Servings= 2-3
Enjoy the yummy and very healthy Sabudana Khichdi today!