Sabudhana Khichdi/Sago Seeds Khichdi

Navrathri Went on very well. We bought a new steps this time for theGolu, got some dolls from india. Had Lot of friends coming home every day for the Vetrilai Paaku/Haldi Kumkum/Pooja. It was Wonderful. Kuttu had a great time with all his friends coming home in the evening and he visiting their place. After Vijayadasami, it took me 2-3 days to pack all the dolls and to unlock the stairs to Flat packs. phew!!!! Real Hard work!!!

Whenever i have some extra work to do, i try to keep our dinner a bit simple. Last week, one of my Friends brought me some Sabudana Khichdi, tasted so good, i asked her for the recipe. I just tweaked the recipe a bit(or more) and made it for the dinner. Made some raita from DK’s Blog as a Combo. Will post the raita recipe’s soon!!!!!

2 cups Sago Seeds
2 green chillies
1 Large Onion, Chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
hing, turmeric a pinch

1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp Gram/Chana Dal
Salt to taste
2-3 tsp of oil
A fistful of Curry leaves
Fresh Coriander for Garnishing


Wash the sago seeds and drain the excess water, completely. Sprinkle Little water and Keep it covered. Keep Sprinkling water every hour. Soaking Sago fully in water, makes it mushy, so just sprinkle water. Let it sit like this for 5-6 hrs. So, if you are planning to make the Khicdhi @ 8:00PM, start the process by 2:30-3 PM.

Heat oil in a Kadai, Splutter Mustard Seeds, add green chillies, curry leaves, Chana dal, hing and turmeric. Once the Dal turns goldern brown, add onions, ginger garlic paste and saute till  translucent. Add the sago seeds and rest of the masala’s, Mix well. Add Salt and Cover and cook for 10 minutes in a simmer flame, for the rawness of masala’s to escape. Take it off the flame. Garnish with Coriander and Serve hot with any Raita.