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Sago Khichdi
Sago Khichdi - Tapioca Pearls Pilaf
Prep Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins

Sago Khichdi or Sabudana khichdi , a pilaf made with Sago Pearls along with roasted peanuts, potatoes that tastes out of the world.

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Sabudana Khichdi, sago khichdi, tapioca pearls pilaf
  • 2 cups Sago (Tapioca Pearls) soaked for about 4 hours
  • 1 large Potato chopped into small pieces
  • 3-4 Green Chilies finely chopped
  • 1 cup Peanuts roasted, de-skinned and powdered
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts regular with skin on
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Sugar optional
  • 1 tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1 cup Chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 stalk Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  1. Wash and soak the Sago for about four hours in just about enough water.

  2. After soaking is done ,drain it completely into a colander .Ensure the pearls can be compressed between your fingers easily.

  3. Dry roast the peanuts, de-skin and powder it in a mixer.

  4. Mix the powdered peanuts and Sago and keep aside.

  5. In a cooking pan heat some oil.

  6. Add cumin seeds, peanuts, green chilies and sautee well.

  7. Add potatoes and fry them well so they are half-cooked .Alternately you can cook it in the microwave and add it to save time.

  8. Add the sago with powdered peanuts and mix well.

  9. Add Sugar (if using) and Salt .

  10. Close the pan with a lid and cook on low flame .Keep stirring now and then to ensure the Sago pearls don't stick to each other .

  11. When they turn transparent they are cooked through. It may take about 15 to 20 minutes.

  12. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.