Sabudana Khichadi with Cucumber

The cucumber instead of Potato was the main change. It was so yummy. If not, there isn’t much difference in the procedure posted earlier also. I forgot to take pictures, and realized after tasting this that it is way too delicious and needs to be posted here.

There are many ways of making Sabudana Khichdi. Over many years I have prepared this, this is one method which is quick and easy and comes out the same way every time I prepare. One of the favorite dishes of my daughter. So, here are the detailed steps to make this. Click on the pictures to see a bigger image.

1/2 pound Sabudana/ Sabudani
1 medium sized Cucumber, finely grated and microwave for 5-6 minutes until tender.
salt to taste
1 tsp haldi
1 tsp mustard seed,
1 tsp channa dal
1 tsp urad dal
hing to taste
6 tbsp oil

Grind the following ingredients in the food processor into coarse powder.
5 tsp groundnuts
5 tsp Putani – Dhalia
6 green chillies
4-5 sprigs Coriander leaves
5-6 curry leaves


Wash Sabudani, drain water completely and leave for a couple of hours in the colander.

Sabudani soaked in a colander

Keep sprinkling water as and when you see that the Sabudani is getting dry.
Sabudani ready

Grind all the ingredients listed above, Mix with the Sabudani.

Sabudani with the ground ingredients mixed

Add salt also to this mixture. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, hing, channa dal, urad dal. Next add the cucumber and fry for a few minutes. Add Sabudani and mix well. Keep stirring so that the Sabudani doesn’t get burnt at the bottom of the pan. Add water if the Khichadi looks too dry.

Serve with Yoghurt.

2 responses to this post.

  1. I don’t know what is Sabudana/ Sabudani? Could you please explain to me?. I have not seen you for ages on the forum. I hope you will be busy with your work that is why delay in posting on the forum.


    • Posted by meeraghu on June 7, 2015 at 8:47 am

      It is Sago. As per Wikipedia, In India, it is manufactured from extract of cassava i.e. tapioca-root, and popularly known as Tapioca Sago – Sabudana (Urdu: ساگودانه;Hindi: साबुदाना; Marathi : साबुदाणा; Kannada : ಸಬ್ಬಕ್ಕಿ ; Gujarati: સાબુદાણા; Telugu: సగ్గు బియ్యం Tamil : ஜவ்வரிசி).

      I was on Vacation for 15 days in Paris, France. Just returned 2 days back.


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