Oct 5, 2013

Sabudana Khichadi- Falahari Special

First of all, Wish You Very Very Happy Navratri to all my readers, May this Navratri Goddess Durga Maa fulfil all your dreams and brings happiness in your life.

Generally Indian devotes nine days of worshiping goddess in different way in different culture and celebrates with family and friends by fasting on all nine days. The Navratri fast is observed from the first day to the ninth day. Some people confine to milk and fruits during the nine days. Most devotees take a single meal during the day. Non-vegetarian food is totally avoided. Many people also avoid the consumption of onion and garlic for the entire duration of Navaratri. So everyone wants some different recipes on these days that call falahar or fast recipes. 

Today I shared Sago Khichdi or Sabudana khichdi. For this recipe, you have to soak the sago pearls in water for atleast 5 hours and cook with roasted peanuts and fried potatoes. It’s a very tasty and healthy recipe for fasting days or you can cook this khichdi anytime with few ingredients. 

Preparation Time: 4 Hours
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Falahari Food

1 Cup Sago/ Sabudana
2 Potatoes, boiled
1/4 Cup Peanuts, roasted and crushed
2 Green Chili, chopped
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Roasted Cumin Powder to taste
1/2 Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
Green Coriander, for garnishing

For Tempering
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
6-8 Curry Leaves
2 Tbsp. Ghee/ Oil

Soak the sago in water for 4-5 hours. Squeeze out the water from sago.
Chop the potatoes in diced form and fry them little golden. Remove and keep aside.
Roast the peanuts and crush them slightly.
Finely chop the green coriander and green chili.
Heat the non-stick pan and add ghee. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
When they starts splutter, add green chili, fried potatoes and roasted peanuts.
Cook for two minutes and add squeezed sago and mix well.
Add salt, black pepper and cumin powder. Cook for 5-7 minutes more.
Add sugar and lemon juice and mix well.
Remove from the fire and garnish with green coriander.
Serve hot sabudana khichadi on navratari days as fast meal.

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  1. wow very very delicious vrat ki kichidi :) looks super yummy dear and happy navratri to you too !!

  2. Fantastic khichadi for fasting..looks inviting.

  3. Happy Navratri to you and family . Kichdi looks yummy and I will make it today as we are fasting!

  4. happy navratri dear .... this khichdi is my favorite..... made so delicious

  5. looks great ...love it fasting or not!

  6. Healthy & delicious sabudhana khichdi.

  7. My fav food when fasting... Happy Navratri to you and your family.

  8. a delicious meal for any time, fasting or not

  9. One of my family fav's.Nice one preeti..

  10. Very lovely khichadi...must make it sometime...


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