Tapioca Pearl / Sabudana Khichdi
Any one exposed to Maharastra cuisine will have tried this dish at least once. It is very easy to prepare. Usually consumed during the ‘fast’ like sankashti or ekadashi or Navaratri
Sabudana Khichdi is a wholesome food. some add boiled potatoes to this dish. The taste is imparted by the addition of dry roasted and crushed peanuts/groundnuts.
here is how you make it
A cup of Sabudana- soaked for 2 hours and then drained, 2-3 finely chopped green chilles, 1 tb cooking oil, half a spoon of mustard seeds, 1 sp cumin seeds, pinch of asafoetida, pinch of sugar, salt to taste and roasted, skinned and crushed peanuts/groundnuts and a few drops of lemon juice, coriander leaves to garnish
Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once they pop/splutter add cumin followed by the green chillies. stir for a while or until the chillies are crisp. add asafoetida, drained/sabudana, salt and sugar and stir for a minute or two. cover and keep on heat for 5 minutes.
Remove from fire. add the crushed peanuts. garnish with coriander leaves and pour lemon juice before serving. serve hot.