Sago Kichidi

I have become quite lazy in updating with all the recipes that I have been making. Here is another quick recipe that I prepared.

Sago is a starch extracted in the spongy centre, or pith, of various tropical palm stems.

Sago (you can buy on amazon)

Sago - this is how it is available in stores

Sago – this is how it is available in stores

I prepared kichidi,  All I had to do was, take 2 cups of sago and add just enough water to soak them up..then I went off to gym for about 2 hours. Came back and it was all ready to be cooked.


Sago or sabudhana (2 cups of sago with enough water as it soaks up all the water)

Curry leaves

Potato – 1 medium, I used red potato diced.

Cumin & corriander powder- 1/2 spoon each

Urad dal whole (or black gram)- 2 tbsp (for crunch taste, optional)

Turmeric – pinch

Mustard & cumin seeds – 1/2 spoon

Peanuts powder – 2 tbsp ( peanuts – slightly toasted and grinded)

Green chillies – 3

Garlic cloves – 1 (Minced)

Oil – 2 spoons

Salt to taste


1. Add oil to pan, heat it. Add urad dal, mustard & cumin seeds, ,minced garlic clove, green chillies and curry leaves.

2.  Add mustard, cumin and turmeric powders and diced potatoes, add  salt, add water if required and let it cook.

3. As soon as potatoes are cooked, add the soaked up Sago into the pan, add peanut powder, mix it and cook until they become transparent (yes, that’s when you know they are cooked.. they take about 3-5 minutes on medium high). Turn off the stove and let it rest for about 10 minutes.


You can directly have it or goes well with plain yogurt  on the side (without any flavors).


Delicious Sago Kichidi ready to serve

Delicious Sago Kichidi ready to serve

Serve – Yes..I had it all was delicious and I could not resist completing it.

Ready to eat.. yummmm

Ready to eat.. yummmm

If you have other variations, please do drop a line.

If you have tried this recipe, do let me know how it turned out for you.



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