Sabudana (Sago, also known as Tapioca) Khichdi  is a special dish generally prepared during fasting (Vrat) days like Navratri , MahaSivaratri or Ekadhasi. Especially in Maharashtra this is a famous dish and they prepare for Navratri. A very tasty breakfast dish too. Sago cooked with mashed potatoes and coarse peanut powder. We do not add garlic or onion in the dish. For normal breakfast, we can also add vegetables and makes this Khichdi rich and healthy.
Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi
Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi

Preparation Time3-4 hours
Cooking Time 15 mins

Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi
Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi


Sago (Sabudana)1 Cup*
Peanuts1/2 Cup*
Sugar1 Teaspoon
SaltTo taste

* 1 cup capacity = 250 ml

For Seasoning:

Ghee1 teaspoon
Hinga Pinch
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon
Green Chillies1
Curry LeavesFew

Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi
Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi

  1. Soak Sago in water for atleast 3-4 hours. First wash the sago thoroughly under running water at least twice or thrice.  Add 2 teaspoon of water and mix well. Cover the sago vessel with a lid. Every 30 minutes, sprinkle little water and toss the sago well and set it aside. Repeat this sprinkling process till 6 hours.  We can take a single pearl and press it between the fingers, if the pearl gets mashed, Sago is ready. 

  2. Boil 2 potatoes, peel and cube them roughly and set it aside. Heat a pan and roast peanuts for 2 minutes. Grind these roasted peanuts to a coarse powder. I generally take a spoon full of roasted peanuts separately which i would add at the time of seasoning and grind the rest of the peanuts. But this is completely optional. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, add soaked sago, coarsely ground peanuts, sugar and salt and mix well and set it aside

  4. Heat ghee in pan and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add hing,  chopped green chilli and curry leaves and saute it for 20 seconds

  5. Then add mashed potatoes and mix well. Add sago-peanut mixture and toss well. 

  6. Add Grated Ginger and keep this Khichdi in medium flame for 5 minutes. 

  7. Finally add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves

  8. Delicious Sago Khichdi ready to serve!
  9. Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi
    Sago Khichdi | Sabudana Khichdi

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  1. Yummmy..People great enjoying with ‘Navratri’ wishes and making a many foods.

  2. I tried it following all the steps you gave, but sago became mushy. Can you please tell me where I went wrong?

    1. After draining the sago show it under running water and allow it to fully drain the water and keep it aside for atleast 30 mins. The variety of sago makes it mushy not all sago are likethat.