Sunday, 16 November 2008
2 cups sabudana/sago
2-2 1/2 cups water - for soaking the sabudana
1 cup roasted peanut(coarsely ground into fine powder)
1 medium potato - boiled and chopped
10-12 roasted peanuts
3 tbsp ghee or cooking oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chillies - finely chopped
6-7 curry leaves - whole
1 tsp sugar (adjust per taste)
salt and lemon juice - to taste
chopped coriander leaves to garnish
Procedure To Make Sabudana Khichdi
1. Take the sabudana in a container, and add enough water that it barely comes above the surface of the sabudana.
2. Leave it like this for at least 4-5 hours.(The sago will soak up all the water, fluff up to become soft and spongy, so it can be squeezed between your fingers, without feeling sticky or mushy.)
3. Drain out any excess water, if remaining.
4. Chop your boiled potatoes into small cubes.
5. Take a non-stick pan and add the ghee to it. When it's a bit hot, add the cumin seeds, chopped green chillies and curry leaves and roasted peanuts.
6. Cook the potatoes for about 2 mins, then add the soaked sabudana to the pan. Add the coarsely ground peanut powder, salt, sugar and lemon juice and mix well, but gently. Cook the sabudana on medium-flame and stir gently to prevent clumping together. Once everything is mixed, and the sabudana khichdi gets a light-brown color, adjust for seasoning to your taste. Then remove from flame and set aside.
7.Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve the hot Sabudana(Sago) Khichdi with curd or lemon.