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Sabudana Ki Khichdi

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Sabudana also known as Tapioca makes a great Khichdi. This recipe is mildly spiced and peanuts give it a light crunch. Tapioca khichdi is great for breakfast or as a snack and it tastes delicious.
  Tapioca pearls 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Sabudana)
  Broken raw peanuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Mungfali)
  Green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Hari Matar)
  Green chilies 2 , sliced long ways
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Rai)
  Turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Haldi)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Adjust To Taste)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon (Hara Dhania)

Gently wash then soak tapioca (sabudana) in about 1/2 cup of water for 6 to 8 hours.
Roast the peanuts on medium heat, until they are lightly brown. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if seed cracks right away then oil is ready.
Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds after seeds crack add green chilies and stir for a few seconds.
Next add the green peas and stir fry until peas are tender.
Add the soaked tapioca (sabudana) and stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes ,
Add turmeric, and salt and stir fry on medium heat continuously until tapioca (sabudana) becomes translucence, looks like pearls. Stir gently and making sure tapioca doesn’t get sticky and stuck to each other. This should take about 6 to 7 minutes.
Add peanuts, lemon juice and cilantro (hara dhania), stir gently.
Serve hot and ENJOY!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Indian Spicy Tapioca
Chef Manjula has come up with a very different recipe using tapioca or sabudana. She makes the dish slightly spicy and the dish has a very good soft and crunchy texture. Crunchy peanuts come as a surprise in the dish and is the most essential ingredient of this dish. This dish is ideal for breakfast and light lunch. She makes the dish in less than 10 minutes so ideal for a quick breakfast.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 489 Calories from Fat 219

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.4%

Saturated Fat 3.4 g17.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 496.1 mg20.7%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.4%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 9 g17.8%

Vitamin A 14.3% Vitamin C 38.8%

Calcium 5.8% Iron 18.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sabudana Ki Khichdi Recipe Video, Indian Spicy Tapioca