Sabudana Khichdi Recipe-Savory Tapioca Pearl Breakfast Pudding

A gluten free dish popular across India especially during the fasting days. You can relish this dish anytime of the year as it is super tasty, light and flavourful.

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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe-Savory Tapioca Pearl Breakfast Pudding
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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe is a simple to cook and delicious to eat recipe. It is healthy and widely used as fasting food in many Indian homes. The recipe is extremely low in fat and full of starch or carbohydrates and hence is a great food for a quick boost of energy. Although it is often served in India for breaking fasts during religious festivals, it is just as delicious for a non-fasting meal. There are different varieties of tapioca available in the market; some that are translucent and there are some that are white in colour. Either one of them can be used for making this dish. The cooking time of the Sabudana varies according to the type of sabudana that you use.

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Serve the Sabudana Khichdi Recipe along with Nellikai Pachadi Recipe (Amla/ Gooseberry Raita) to enjoy your meal.

If you are looking for more Khichdi recipes here are some : 

  1. Gehun Ki Bikaneri Khichdi Recipe (Wheat Kernel And Moong Dal Khichdi)
  2. Khichdi With Fresh Spices Recipe
  3. Green Moong Dal Khichdi Recipe

Course: North Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

70 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

100 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls) , soaked in 1 cup water
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , boiled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 5 Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , coarsely pounded
  • 2 tablespoons Figaro Pure Olive Oil
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Sabudana Khichdi Recipe-Savory Tapioca Pearl Breakfast Pudding

  1. To begin making the Sabudana Khichdi, wash and soak the sabudana in enough water for 4 to 5 hours or even overnight . Using a colander, drain the excess water. Drain the water completely as if the sabudana has more water then they will clump up while cooking.

  2. Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Stir in the curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, potatoes and turmeric powder. Saute for a few seconds, then stir in the salt and sabudana. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.

  3. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes or until the sabudana is cooked. Stir occasionally. You can optionally sprinkle water, if your sabudana does not get cooked. But take care when you add water, you should only sprinkle water. Most times, keeping them on low to medium heat cooks the sabudana.

  4. To check readiness, the tapioca would have changed its colour from white to translucent and it should be soft and tender not mushy.

  5. Each tapioca ball will be separate and not like a lump of mass. Once cooked; stir in the crushed peanuts, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Turn off the heat; cover the pan and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes.

  6. Serve the Sabudana Khichdi Recipe along with Nellikai Pachadi Recipe (Amla/ Gooseberry Raita) to enjoy your meal.

Last Modified On Wednesday, 22 January 2020 05:30
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