Sabudana (Sago ) Kichdi

Sabudana KIcchdi

Ok! So here’s yet another Family favourite getting published! Recipe courtesy – Mom-In-Law :). The Sago Kicchdi is one of those first few dishes I learnt from my mom-in-law to keep my husband’s tummy happy, and it took me about 5 failed attempts to get here. I have managed to add some small twists to it , to suit our requirement. So here is what we have every Sunday for Breakfast!


  • Sabudana/Sago    1 cup
  • Roasted Peanuts 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies     4-5
  • Ghee/ Oil      1 tablespoon
  • Roasted Cumin seeds  1 teaspoon
  • Salt  to taste
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice     1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves  a few sprigs
  • Curry leaves  1 sprig
  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

Sabudana Kicchdi

Wash sabudana and soak in one cup water for three to four hours. (I usually soak the Sabudana overnight with 3/4 cup water ). Sabudana ( sago ) pearls should be separate and moist. In case they are too moist , try to dry them on a tissue or cloth to absorb the moisture. Grind the peanuts coarsely. Coarsely pound the Roasted Cumin seeds in a Mortar.

To the Sabudana grains , add Sugar , Salt , Cumin powder , Peanuts and mix them well and set it aside.

Heat ghee/oil in a pan, add curry leaves,asafoetida, mustard seeds and chopped green chillies. When mustard seeds crackle  add sabudana, saute for four to five minutes, stirring well. Sprinkle a little water and add the lime juice. Mix well. Remove from heat. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

Serving suggestion:
Best served with Sweet Curd.



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