|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Western India|
|Main ingredient(s)||Tapioca, water, peanuts, grated coconut, green chilies, ghee|
Sabudana khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked Sabudana (Sago). It is usually prepared in western parts of India especially in Gujarat & Maharashtra. In the major towns of Maharashtra like Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, it is available as street food and is widely enjoyed by everyone throughout the year. It is the dish of choice when somebody is observing a fast during Navratri. Tapioca is soaked for some time and then is fried with cumin seeds, Rock salt, red chili powder, green chillies and other optional ingredients such as fried peanuts etc. Khichdi is usually garnished with coriander leaves.
Sago is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals. The addition of Peanuts to Sabudana Khichadi adds to the protein, vitamins and minerals content making it a complete dish. The Sabudana Khichadi is filling in nature and has a high energy content, therefore, it serves as ideal food during fasting.
Making Sabudana Khichadi is although easy but has a long preparation time. Even ready to cook form of Sabudana Khichadi preparation is now available in the Market especially in the major towns across Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
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