Sabudana Khichdi – Salty Sago Porridge


Sago is a type of starch extracted from the stems of certain tropical palm stems. Sago is mainly extracted from Metroxylon sagu, or sago palm. This porridge is made from sago pearls, pearls are often soaked before cooking.

Sago Porridge or Sabudana Khichdi is a traditional dish in India is commonly used during fasting. Here is how to make a delicious Salty Sago Porridge (Khichdi) to treat your taste buds.

Sago Pudding (Sabudana Kheer)

Objective: Learn how to make Salty Sago Porridge (Sabudana khichdi):

Preparation time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Total time: 30-35 minutes

Servings: 6-7

Cuisine: Indian

Video: Watch the video here for step by step preparation of Sago Porridge (Sabudana Khichdi)

Video duration: 06:30 Minutes


Recipe Specific Ingredients:

Sago: 1 Cup

Potatoes: 2-3 Medium Sized

Peanuts: 1/4 Cup (Roasted)

Spices & Other Ingredients:

Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp

Ginger: 1 Inch

Green Chilies: 2 Nos

Basic Ingedients:

Ghee or Oil: 2 spoons

Rock Salt: 1 tsp

Coriander Leaves: For Garnishing

How to do basic Preparation for making Sago Pudding(Sabudana Kheer):

Clean the sago and soak it into water. Keep it aside for 2 hours.

Heat some oil or (ghee) in a pan.

Add cumin seeds, let them crackle.

Add chopped potatoes and shallow fry them a little. It may take around 5-6 minutes

Add Ginger and Pea Nuts and saute for around 2 minutes more.

Add chopped green chilies, Salt Turmeric Powder and Red Chilly powder and mix well.

Add the Sago Pearls and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add some coriander leaves and mix well.

Switch the flame off and dish it out.

It is ready to serve.

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