Wednesday, 7 May 2008


Tapioca is essentially a flavorless starchy ingredient, or fecula produced from treated and dried cassava (manioc) root and used in cooking.

Saboodana is made of this Tapioca and is used extensively in the food cooked during Fast ( like Ekadashi etc) . Making the saboodana khichdi is very tricky exercise. I lingered on to the taste from my childhood. My grandmother made most amazing khichdi and she called it sabbakki Khees (Saboodana khichdi..).

I got this recipe from a friend who made this exceptionally tasty... here it is for you all.



One cup (Saboodana) sago dry
One cup Roasted Peanuts powdered
1/4 cup coconut scraped/dessicated
3 green chillies chopped
One boiled potatoes and chopped
2 tbsp coriander chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp Chana dal (bengal gram dal)
1/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp ghee
A sprig of curry leaves


Wash the saboodana thoroughly but gently. Drain the excess water and leave the sago on the drain.. Keep aside for about two to four hours. Mix the crushed peanut powder and leave it for half an hour.Heat oil in a non-stick saucepan add mustard, cumin, curry leaves , chana dal , green chillies ,potatoes and stir fry till tender. Add coconut and stir. Sprinkle water and close the Pan for a few minutes.When the sago grains become transparent and soft, add coriander.Add the ghee and lemon juice.Serve hot.


my said...

Hi Shubha,
You have a very nice blog. I have already marked few favourites that I want to try out. Will keep you posted on how it goes. Keep up the good work..!


Richa said...

hi shubha,

it looks delicious! i love sabudana khichdi but mine always turns out sticky, no matter how careful i am :(
Any tips???

Shubha said...

Thanks for visiting sandhya, do let me know how it works out...

Hi Richa... try this recipe and try mixing the peanut powder....

NilGiri said...

ನೆನ್ನೆ ಟ್ರೈ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೆ ಶುಭಾ! ಇದೇ ಮೊದಲು ತಿಂದಿದ್ದು. ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿತ್ತು. ರೆಸಿಪಿಗೆ ಥ್ಯಾಂಕ್ಸ್ ಶುಭಾ.

Shubha said...

Thanks Nilgiri.. it is a delicious dish,..but rich in carbohydrates and high calories.....I am glad you liked it..

snakez said...

First time sabudana anta kELIddu Pune dalli "sabudana vada" anta ittu menu nalli. order mADire sabbakki vaDe bantu. (sabudana vaDe andre nAnu kaDlebELe nalli mADIddu anta mADidde). There it was served with sweetened curd. ellA galibili