Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Easy & Quick Recipe

Today it is my favourite easy and quick recipe for Navratri Vrat Sabudana khichdi. This is a popular dish during fasting and I added mint to it to make it extra special. .

Sattvik Khana

Navratri Vrat or fasting is like a seasonal cleansing when you eat only Sattvik food. The word ‘sattva’, means one that is untainted, natural, energetic and clean. Sabudana, Kuttu ka atta or vegetables like bottle gourd and pumpkin are Sattvik and you can enjoy these during the fasts.

Sabudana Eaten During Vrat

Strangely it is not a grain or a lentil but is extracted from the centre of sago palm stems in the form of starch. As it is made of starch Sago or sabudana is a food full of energy and carbs which are needed during fasting. It is also known as tapioca or cassava pearls. The pearls of sago turn whiter when soaked in water and translucent when cooked.

Vrat Sabudana Khichdi

Sago Khichdi is usually eaten for breakfast but I have it for dinner as it is light on my tummy and easily digested. Soaked Sago pearls or tapioca are sautéed with bite-size potatoes, peanuts and a paste of mint and green chillies. The mint makes it so flavourful, healthy and lip-smacking.

How to Soak Sago Pearls

To make Sabudana Khichdi you need to soak Sago pearls at least 4 hours before you actually cook it. If you end up getting mushy and sticky pearls all the time then follow my recipe on how to soak sabudana for khichdi or make perfect tapioca pearls for your sabudana khichdi.

Soak 1 cup Sabudana pearls in 1 cup water for 4-5 hours, drain and use it in the khichdi. If you use more water you will land up with a gooey mess. Sometimes I soak for less than 3 hours too and it is fine. Drain the sago pearls and keep aside.

Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi

I like my food healthy and colourful like this Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi Recipe  You can’t go wrong with this recipe – it is amazingly versatile and adaptable.

As I made Sago khichdi for Navratri Vrat I used sendha namak or rock salt instead of regular salt.

If you are fasting or not do check out my other Navratri recipes like Banana Lassi, Banana Cutlets and Lauki ki Kheer.

 

Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 Hours
Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi Recipe
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
2 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 4 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: persons
Instructions
  1. Soak the sago pearls in 1 cup water or less for 4 hours and then drain. Keep aside.
  2. Make a paste of the mint leaves, ginger and green chillies in a blender.
  3. In a pan add 1tbsp ghee (ghee is preferred during Vrat) then add cumin seed when seeds begin to crackle add curry leaves and peanuts.
  4. Once the peanuts are done add the and potatoes. Sauté till they are cooked then add rock salt.
  5. Now add the mint-ginger-green chilli paste and stir for fry 2mins.
  6. Add the drained soaked sago and mix well. Cover with the lid and cook for 5 minutes until the sago is translucent.
  7. Remove the Navratri Vrat Sabudana Khichdi Recipe or How to make Sago Pearl Mash from fire, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Soak 1 cup Sabudana pearls in 1 cup water for 4-5 hours, drain and use it in the khichdi.

If you use more water you will land up with a gooey mess.

Sometimes I soak for less than 3 hours too and it is fine.

Drain the sago pearls and keep aside.

Harjeet Kaur
jeetjinder@gmail.com

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

No Comments

Post A Comment