Sabudana Kichdi

When we think of sabudana kichdi the very first thought that crosses our mind is Navratri fasting food, well yes, it is one of the main fasting foods. The beauty of this dish is that it is healthy, light yet filling and very delicious to eat. I remember when I was small and my mom used to make this during Navratri I would be the first to ask for it even though I would not be fasting then. It is made without onion & garlic as this is fasting food although it can be had any other time too.

To cook this delicious dish, soak the sabudana and then cook in ghee with potatoes, crushed roasted peanuts, curry leaves & green chillis. Well the taste is really great and its very easy to cook so try out and you will surely wait for Navratri festival to come to enjoy this every year.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time       Cook Time        Total Time          Yields

20 mins               10 mins                 30 mins           4 Servings


Sabudana (Sago) – 1 cup

Peanuts – ½ cup (roasted, shelled & coarsely crushed)

Potato – 1 (boiled, peeled & cut into small pieces)

Green chili – 2-3 (chopped)

Curry leaves – 5-6

Fresh green coriander – 3 tablespoons (chopped)

Salt per taste

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Ghee (clarified butter) – 3 tablespoon

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon


  • Wash & soak sabudana for 1-2 hours in water about 1 ½ inch above the sabudana in the bowl.
  • Drain well and make sure that the water is all out or else sabudana will form lumps while cooking.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, curry leaves & green chilis. When the cumin seeds splutter add boiled & diced potatoes. Mix well and add soaked & drained sabudana and crushed peanuts. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice & green coriander and mix well. Take off heat & serve hot.

Note: serve and savor the taste of delicious sabudana kichdi during the Navratri fasts or any other time. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

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