As Navratri Season is upon us – I decided to recreate recipes mom made when I was growing and a few she still cooks. Like all the years – I am not fasting but just incorporating these seasonal rituals as we transition from summer >> fall. On the Day 1 of this Navratri 2021 I decided to make this rich & soft like a pillow sabudana khichdi. Minimal ingredients and maximum taste as always. Scroll through for ingredients and steps. I also made an IG reel if you want to check out the step by step. Linked here.

INGREDIENTS: (serves 2-3 people)

(If you’d like to see the recipe video – it is linked here)

  • 1 cup sabudana
  • Lots of filtered water to soak the sabudana in
  • 2-3 tbsps oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • fresh curry leaves or 1 tbsp curry leaves powder
  • 2 tbsps raw whole peanuts
  • 4 tbsps peanut powder (2 tbsps of raw whole peanuts makes this much qty of peanut powder)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp full fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1 boiled medium size potato, peeled and chopped in chunks
  • Cilantro & Pomegranate for garnishing

Method –

  • Soak sabudana in water for 30 minutes and then strain it. let it ar dry for few hours or keep it in fridge overnight. Needs at least 5-6 hours to dry (I like to do this at night if I plan to cook in morning)
  • Check the video linked here to check what texture it should be.
  • In a nonstick pan, heat oil then add cumin seeds, curry leaves powder, whole peanuts, boiled potatoes, black pepper powder, crushed peanuts, salt – combine gently
  • Then add overnight soaked/dried sabudana pearls. Combine well.
  • For pillowy texture – In a bowl, add yogurt and water to make a drizzly paste. Then put it in the sabudana mix.
  • Stir and cover the lid and let it simmer on low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn off flame, add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro and pomegranate.
  • Serve while warm with yogurt.
  • Bon Appetit 🎉

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Have you tried this yet? Any questions?