Friday, 25 April 2008

Gujarati Series: Sabudana-Batata ni Khichdi


A childhood favorite of mine.....I would eat this to my heart's content on the days that my mother and Baa kept a 'vrat'. Not me though!

Here is the very easy, but a delicious recipe.....

You will need:

2 cups saabu-daanaa (tapioca)
1 teaspoon -Salt or to taste
8 tablespoons tel (oil)
¼ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1/8 teaspoon hing -asafetida
1-4 -curry leaves

2 potatoes, boiled, peeled & diced in cubes- Nuke it in the microwave for 3 minutes.
1 teaspoon aadu, adrak (ginger), grated
2 teaspoons lilu marchu (green chili), minced
1 teaspoon or more-sugar
½ cup peanuts, roasted and crushed
Lemon Juice, Cilantro and grated coconut to taste

Rinse and drain the saabu-daanaa under cold water in a colander. Add some water, don't add too much, just enough to coat the sabudaana. Let sit for a good 6-8 hours, overnight is ideal.

When ready to make it, mix in salt, roasted and crushed peanuts, & sugar. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot, add the cumin seeds, asafetida, some of the chopped green chilies and curry leaves. After 30 seconds, mix in the potatoes, ginger & the rest of the green chilies. Stir & cook until potatoes are lightly browned. Add the Sabudaana and let it cook until they look translucent. Garnish with cilantro, lemon or coconut.

Serve hot with some cold, mellow yogurt on the side. Enjoy.


Thanks to all for the encouraging comments and emails to keep the blog going....!

Have a great day.

28 comments:

Sreelu said...

TS, Hmm I loved the recipe I am going to give it a try today.

Vandy said...

Hi Trupti, Glad you're back.. I used to follow your blog and was disappointed when it became "members only".

musical said...

One of the yummiest things to happen on a weekend :).

Kalai said...

So glad that your blog is open to the public, Trupti! This looks like a wonderful, light idea for breakfast or anytime. :)

catmum said...

this looks and sounds so good! two of my favorite things together. I have Indian cooking class tonight too, now I'm hungry

Pooja said...

My mom makes it the same way .... though i am not such expert in making it , nice to see the recipe , now i can follow it to make it perfect way :) .
Trupti, blog par tari navi post joine bahuj anand thayo . post karti rehje jyare time male tyare . ne aa blog template bahuj saras lage chhe . love to sahil and sid.
take care buddy :) . hugs to you.

sunita said...

Nice one...glad to see you blogging :-)

Richa said...

hey, nice to 'see' ya sweetie! busy thai gai che? what a lovely template, very fresh looking!

Vani said...

Ooh, lovely, T! I've always enjoyed sabudana khichdi but somehow never seem to get it right. Will try your way tomorrow. Have soaked the sabudana. Will keep u posted!

jottingsnmusings said...

Hi Trupti,

Good to see you posting! My problem with sabudana anything is always with the soaking part? Just how much water is enough? Somehow I always get that wrong!

Sig said...

Hey Trupti..welcome back :) Nice to see you posting again..

Latha said...

Hi Trupti! Glad to have you back with all the wonderful spring colours:) I missed your blog...

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

I love your blog title- wish I had thought of it before! :D

Raaga said...

So glad to have you back girl. Hugs

I also loved eating this on days when my aunts fasted... :-)

Devi Priya said...

Looks yummy! Will give it a try. Sabudana ke vade bhi swad hote hai! But are little oily! Makes a great snack.

Priya

Mythili said...

Hey :)
Welcome back.. We missed you here -> http://www.orugallu.net/vinDu/?p=160

So good to see you back in action.

Madhavi said...

Hey..u have wonderful blog dear. Sabudana khichdi..hummmmmmm my all time fav. looks very temptinggg!!!Keep up the good work...

priar's, said...

Hi trupti,
so happy that ur blog is open to all.Hmmm...nice dish let me try and give to my feed back

Shilpa said...

Ohh Trupti, I am so glad to see your blog becoming public again. Missed your lovely posts. Welcome back.

Priyanka said...

you are back:).....sabudana khichdi is an all-time favorite. will try adding besan to the khatta mug next time when i make it.

Sandeepa said...

hey Trupti
Welcome back. Me not a sabudana fan, but my Mom makes this khichdi on days she has her puja etc.

Padmaja said...

Trupti!!
So wonderful to see you blogging again!!! Welcome back my dearest!
Nice recipe

maybelles mom said...

I love sabudana kichidi; it is something my grandmother made all the time.

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Urveeka said...

Thanks for opening up your blog up, I love all of your recipes :)
I made the Khichdi and it turned out great!! Can't wait to have it again.

thanks Urveeka :)

Aruna said...

Hi Trupti,

Thanks for the lovely recipes and providing refreshing recipes.

I am a great admirer of your original ideas.

Long live the Blog!
Arunda

myheadtrip said...

Hi Trupti...
I have the same recipe here
http://shakaharisapadu.wordpress.com/2007/04/27/javarisi-kichidi/
I love this dish :D

Nagesh.MVS said...

I love this one.One of the yummiest things..
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