Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

This Sabudana Khichdi recipe mainly uses tapioca pearls which is hindi is called sabudana, a few very simple spices and herbs. In addition to being Satvik dish, Sabudana Khichdi is also a popular street food in North India.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword indianfood, streetfood
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Author Prerna Singh


  • tapioca pearls- 1 cup
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Ghee- 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Thai Green Chili- 1-2 minced
  • Potato boiled- 1/2 cup (diced or crushed to small bite size chunks)
  • Rock Salt powder- 3/4 teaspoon
  • Lime or lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
  • Cilantro- 1/4 cup chopped
  • Peanuts roasted and coarsely crushed - 1/4 cup (optional)


  1. Transfer tapioca pearls in a medium sized bowl. Add water to it. Soak tapioca in the water for at least an hour or until the tapioca pearls puff up to double its size.
  2. Heat ghee in a wok or sauté pan. Add cumin seeds and chili. As they sputter and sizzle add potatoes. Give it a quick toss and add salt. Mix well.
  3. Add puffed tapioca pearls to the pan. Turn off the heat. Give it a good toss to mix everything together.
  4. Throw in the rest of the ingredients into the pan. Give everything a gentle toss. Serve warm.