Sabudana Khichadi (Fast Recipe)

Sabudana Khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked sabudana (tapioca pearls). It is available as street food and is widely eaten throughout the year. It is the dish of choice when an individual observes a “fast” during Shivratri, Navratri, or a similar Hindu religious occasion. It is taken as “saagaar” during fast and a good source of carbohydrates. So let’s start preparing sabudana khichadi:-


  1. Sabudana (Topiaco Pearls):- 125 gms
  2. Potatoes:- 3 (medium)
  3. Tomatoes:- 2 (medium)
  4. Ghee/Clarified Butter:- 3-4 tablespoon
  5. Rock Salt:- 1.75 teaspoon
  6. Black Pepper:- 1.25 teaspoon

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  • Soak sabudana for 5-6 hours and then drain water from with the help of tamis (a type of strainer/Chalni).
  • Wash, peel and then chop potatoes and tomatoes in 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Now, take a wok/pan and pour ghee in it. Let it heat. When the ghee is sufficiently hot then add chopped potatoes and 1/2 tsp salt in it then saute and cook for 6-7 min. on a low-medium flame. Check them whether they are cooked or not by breaking them with spatula.
  • After that, add drained sabudana and chopped tomatoes in it and saute/mix all ingredients well.
  • Now, add remaining salt and black pepper in it and saute for 5-6 min. Turn off the gas.
  • Our Sabudana Khichadi for fast is ready to serve. Serve it and relish the dish.

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