|Alternative names||साबुदाना खिचड़ी|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Western parts of India|
|Main ingredients||Tapioca pearls, potatoes, peanuts, grated coconut, green chilies, ghee|
Sabudana khichadi is an Indian dish made from soaked sabudana (tapioca pearls). It is typically prepared in parts of Western India such as Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. In major towns like Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Bhopal, Jaipur and Nagpur, it is available as street food and is widely eaten throughout the year. It is the dish of choice when an individual observes a "fast" during Shivratri, Navratri, or a similar Hindu religious occasion. It is known as Sabudana Usal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.
Pearl tapioca (Sabudana) is soaked for a while, and is then fried with cumin seeds, salt, red chili powder, green chillies, diced potatoes and other optional ingredients such as fried peanuts.
It is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals. The addition of peanuts to sabudana khichadi adds to the protein making it a more balanced meal. It has a high caloric content, due to the quantity of starch and fat present.
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Sabudana Khichadi at Wikibook Cookbooks
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