Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sabudana Khichdi ( Maharashtrian style)

Sago  or sabudana is often produced commercially in the form of "pearls". Sago pearls can be boiled with water or milk and sugar to make a sweet sago pudding. Sago pearls are similar in appearance to tapioca pearls and the two may be used interchangeably in some dishes. Many recipes can be prepared with Sago, like kichidi, vada, pudding, kheer, upma. 

For the second week of BM 35 I choose to cook Regional recipes. And for this I choose Maharashtra. Maharashtra is a state in the western region of  India.Maharashtrian cuisine covers a range from being mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar,  vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. Popular dishes include puran poli, modak and batata wada. Sabudana Khichadi is a sauted   dish commonly eaten on days of religious fasting .A large number of Marathi Hindu people hold fast on days like Ekadashi in honour of Lord Vishnu, Chaturthi  in honour of ganesh, Mondays in honour ofShiva, or Saturday in honour of Maruti or Saturn. Only a certain kinds of foods are allowed to be eaten. These include milk and milk products, fruit, sabudana, Potatoes, nuts such as peanuts, purple-red sweet potatoes (called ratali in Marathi) and varyache tandul( Shama  millet). Thus a calorie and carbohydrate- rich fasting menu can be prepared by selecting from the items listed above. Popular fasting dishes include Sabudana khichadi. 

So for day 1, I made Sabudana khichadi in maharastrian style.



We need:

Sago / tapioca / saggubiyyam 1cup
Peanuts 1 cup
Green peas 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 2sps
Oil 2 spoons
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds 1/2sp
Green chili 2
Lime juice 3 spoons
Potato boiled 1


Method:


Wash sago for 3 times and soak for 30minutes. Drain water cover and leave it aside for whole night or 8 hrs.
Sprinkle little water to sago mix and cover to rest for another 1 hr.
In a pan heat oil add cumin seeds,
Saute and add chopped green chili and boiled potato pieces.
Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Cook  frozen green peas in microwave for a minute.
Meanwhile add peanut powder and salt to sago and mix well.
Now add this to potato mixture and mix well.
Peanut powder depends on your taste, if you want you can add more or decrease the amount of the powder.
Now add the green peas and lime juice.
Mix cover with lid and cook for another 5 minutes on low  to medium flame.
Serve hot .



13 comments:

Usha said...

Khicdhi looks good am sure it tasted great. I made this khichdi couple of times from Padma's blog and loved. That recipe doesn't have green peas though.

Pavani N said...

Healthy & filling dish.

Manjula Bharath said...

khichidi looks super inviting and a very healthy one !!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

khichdi is looking very inviting!!

Sowmya

divya said...

looks very inviting n yummy...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Healthy and filling khichadi...

Srivalli said...

I like this Khichidi and can have it for tiffin..nice one..

vaishali sabnani said...

Super one..looks good with each grain being separate. .I can never get it so good.

Chef Mireille said...

what a quick meal to whip up - looks delish

Harini-Jaya R said...

Good one..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love sabudana kichdi, but I have never been able to make it as perfect as your look. Mine always ends up being a little mushy! Yours looks so tempting..

Suma Gandlur said...

It is a delicious khichdi.

Archana Potdar said...

Our favourite. Looks yum.