Aloo Sabudana Upvaas Khichdi (potato & Sago Fasting Snack)

Sabudana Khichdi is generally made in all parts of the country with many variations. In the northern part of the country, it is generally eaten while observing fast. In many other states, people have it as a breakfast snack. Sabudana is rich in carbohydrates, providing the much needed source of energy during fasts. Today I will be sharing a mouth-watering variant of the Khichdi, which even the kids will love to dig in.

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Sago (Sabudana) - 200 gms
Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) - as per taste
Sugar - 1 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 1 small (finely chopped)
Potato - 1 medium sized (cut in thin lengths)
Coarsely Crushed Peanuts - 1 cup
Lemon - 1 small
Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnish
Wash the sabudana and soak them overnight (water should be bit less than the level of the sabudana).
Heat ghee in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds and allow it to splutter.
Now add the green chilies and potatoes.
As the potatoes become soft, add the crushed peanuts and saute for three minutes.
No sooner the peanuts and potatoes turn golden brown, add the soaked sabudana and mix well.
Add salt, sugar and squeeze one lemon to it.
Cover with a lid and simmer on low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
As you see the sabudana getting transparent, turn off the gas and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
In case you purchase small sabudana, then make sure that you just damp it with water while soaking it or it will become soggy.
This Khichdi tastes best if made with thick sabudana as the small ones are most suitable for Kheer.