When you think of what you can eat during a fast the first thing that pops into the mind is definitely sabudana khichdi. Soaked sabudana pearls stir-fried with crushed peanuts, boiled potatoes, chillies, cumin seeds, coconut and fresh coriander – all ingredients that are 100 percent permitted during a fast. A plate of garmagaram sabudana khichdi eaten with some chilled sweetened yogurt can taste so good that it unfair to limit this delicious preparation to just fasting days.
Wash sabudana two to three times and then soak in one-cup water for three to four hours. Sabudana grains should be separate and moist. Roast peanuts on a hot griddle, peel off the skin and then grind coarsely.
Wash green chillies, remove stem and then chop finely. Peel and wash the potato and cut into half cm. cubes. Wash and chop coriander leaves.
Heat ghee in a pan, add curry leaves, cumin seeds and chopped green chillies. When cumin seeds crackle add the potato cubes.
Cook till the potatoes are done. Add sabudana, scraped coconut and ground peanuts, sauté for four to five minutes, stirring well.
Sprinkle a little water, add salt and lime juice. Mix well. Remove from heat. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.
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