Today’s recipe is inspired from Nupur’s One Hot Stove and its Sago or Sabudana Kichidi. A very popular fasting food from Maharashtra, this Sabudana Kichidi is not only simple to make but is also lip smacking good. Soaked and fluffy Sago pearls are seasoned with nutty ground nut powder, sugar and salt and tempered with cumin seeds, aromatic curry leaves and spicy green chillies. The addition of peanuts turns this fasting food into feasting delight!

Sago/Sabudana Kichidi

Recipe: Sago/Sabudana Kichidi (Medley of Sago Pearls with Ground Peanuts and Spice Tempering)
Prep Time: 5 mins (Excluding soaking time)
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2-3 People
Recipe Source: One Hot Stove
Recipe Level: Easy/Beginner
Recipe/Post by: Sia

1 cup Sago Pearls, rinsed and soaked in water overnight (8-10 hrs)
¾ cups Groundnuts/Peanuts, roasted, peeled and coarsely ground
2 tbsp Sugar
1 large Potato, cooked, peeled and diced into bite size pieces
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
1 tbsp Ghee + 1 tbsp Oil (or 2 tbsp Ghee)
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
4-5 Green Chillies, slit (adjust acc to taste)
Few Curry Leaves (Optional)

Special Utensils:
Heavy bottomed pan

sago-kichidi1Sago/Sabudana Kichidi

  1. Rinse and soak sago pearls in enough water (just to cover sago) overnight. This way you will end up with fluffy and hydrated sago pearls.
  2. Gently mix in roughly ground peanuts, sugar and salt to taste to hydrated sago pearls and keep it aside.
  3. Now heat oil in a pan and add jeera and curry leaves if using. When jeera starts to sizzle add slit green chillies and diced potatoes and sauté for few mins till potatoes turn light golden.
  4. Mix in seasoned sago and stir gently for about 5-7 mins. Adjust the seasoning and cover and cook for another couple of minute.
  5. Serve this Sabudana Kichidi hot garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves and enjoy.

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  1. Khaugiri // 5 August 2009 at 19:15  

    Wow it's my favorite!!!!

  2. Vaidehi // 5 August 2009 at 22:00  

    my all time fav. fasting food :)

  3. Vani // 5 August 2009 at 22:14  

    I've tried sabudana khichdi a few times but I never get the sago texture right, for some reason. Lovely clicks as always, Sup.

  4. Kalyani // 6 August 2009 at 00:03  

    wow it looks wonderful & nice tempting pictures

  5. Pari // 6 August 2009 at 08:38  

    That's my all time favourite.Though I have never put curry leaves.

  6. Priya Narasimhan // 6 August 2009 at 21:04  

    i have been wanting to make this eversince i tasted it in a maharashtrian fast food centre here..i am bookmarking it..will try soon and let you know..

  7. Alka // 7 August 2009 at 10:43  

    Well I always found making sago khichdi very tricky, coz sometimes sagos got overcooked and sticky ,other times raw at center,then my MIL suggested adding peanut powder to it..and voila these turn much better nowadays..but then not as lovely as this :-)

  8. Anonymous // 7 August 2009 at 14:22  

    wow!wonderful click!!!xllnt presentation!!!
    It's my all time fav...
    u have an awesome space with tasty dishes...

  9. Divya Vikram // 13 August 2009 at 08:51  

    A perfect breakfast and beautifully presented.

  10. sangeeta // 13 August 2009 at 14:13  

    all my extended family likes this ....a fave fasting food..

  11. Roochi // 12 September 2009 at 19:31  

    nice recipes, first time to your blog... your video of samosa is gudy good