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. .
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.