Sabudana khichdi- javvarisi upma

This is something which is liked by everyone at my place. I do try to make this quite often. But I find this snack very tricky. Sometimes, it comes really nice, sometimes it gets mushy and squished..kind of yielding.But if it comes good, its the tastiest and best tiffin item ever. One has to be careful about soaking the sabudana/sago which mainly decides the result. It has to be soft and dry when you are going to start making it. I will give the detailed method below.

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Sabudana khichdi- javvarisi upma Yum
Course breakfast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course breakfast
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
  1. Method- If you are using the regular sabudana, soak them in water for half an hour. Later drain the water. Just allow a little water to be at the bottom of the vessel. Keep it for a couple of hours. Before you start, ensure that the grains are soft in the core too. It should be completely dry.
  2. You get the instant sabudana too. They are comparitively tinier in size. You have to soak them in water for 15 minutes. Drain the water completly. Allow it to dry. You can use them in within one hour.
  3. Roast the groundnuts and grind them coarsely. Dont grind it to a fine powder. It will be nice to bite into small pieces of groundnut.
  4. Grate the potatoes and squeeze out the water completely out of it. Mix the sabudana and the grated potatoes just before you start the preperation.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Add green chillies and salt. Then add the mixture of sabudana and potatoes. Keep stirring and take care that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. After it mixes well and cooked. Add the groundnuts. Mix well and keep stirring for another 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot with kadi or curds(spicy).
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  1. Very tricky u are right! I like it for the crushed peanut flavor!

  2. Mahimaa's kitchen

    i agree too…it’s very tricky. i made it once and did not come out well. it was so soggy.. next time when i make, i will keep ur recipe in mind 🙂

  3. I used to have trouble too but nowaday’s use Nupur’s fool proof MW method.
    Yours look good.

  4. I agree with you, mine turns mushy every single time… Your turned out really well.

  5. Premyscakes

    Sowmya, it looks perfect. For me it never turned out so good like yours.

  6. Khichdi looks delicious with nutty peanuts:)

  7. never made sago kichdi before. looks so good and mouth-watering.

  8. never made sago kichdi before. looks so good and mouth-watering.

  9. Tricky is exactly the word that comes in my mind when i say sabudana khichdi,coz it really is unpredictable.Adding grounded peanuts do help me to make a better version of khichdi and i too like the coarse nuts to bite on,instead of powdered

  10. I just happened to taste this at my friend’s place. Love to have it hot.. I like the taste of crushed peanuts..

  11. You are absolutely right! Roasted and ground groundnuts can help make a non-pasty and very tasty sabu dana khichdi. Also, like you said the soaking has to be right. This khichdi is not as easy as a khichdi usually is and may be thats why its tastier than the rest!

  12. I love this, but can never make it right:-( My mom in law makes this for me, whenever we meet.

  13. looks yummy sowmya..will try ur version soon…
    and reg red curry paste-store bought ma…

  14. Priya Suresh

    Liked the addition of peanuts to the khichii….lookd delicious..

  15. srikars kitchen

    LOoks delicious… Nice entry..

  16. I have enver had this or made this dish

  17. This is my fave, love the taste of peanuts in this, I have never heard of an instant sabudana…khichdi looks inviting 🙂

  18. This is my favourite breakfast dish .. yummy

  19. Supriya Raman

    I was just thinking about making this for dinner and found your version. Will definitely try this one out! Thanks!

  20. Purva Desai

    Sabudana Khichdi my mouth is watering its my fav tea time snack and can eat almost everyday, urs look delicious too…

    Enjoy the festivities by participating in Christmas Feast Event @ Purva’s Daawat

  21. This khichdi is not a ordinary khichdi, I will try it in future.


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