Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts)

Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts)

Sabudana khichdi is very easy to make, perfect for brunch or as a side. Originates from the central region of India. It goes well with lassi.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Rinse tapioca in a large container. Drain. Cover and let stand, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Step 2

    Rinse tapioca again before starting to cook. Drain, cover, and set aside.
  3. Step 3

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain.
  4. Step 4

    Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds; cook until dark, about 30 seconds. Add potatoes, 3/4 cup peanuts, green chile peppers, and curry leaves. Season with salt. Saute until flavors combine, 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Add sugar to the potato mixture; mix well. Add tapioca and remaining 1/4 cup peanuts. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until tapioca looks transparent, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Mix well. Add a bit more salt if desired. Serve hot.