This is a very delicious simple easy to prepare breakfast dish from Maharashtra. It is sago cooked with potatoes and crushed peanuts.
Traditionally this was prepared during fasting period and used such healthy ingredients.
Even today it continues be a favourite among those fasting and almost all states prepare this in some form or other.
- 2 cups of sabudana ( Tapioca pearls)
- 3 tsp of roasted peanuts
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1tsp cumin seeds
- 1tsp chana dal
- 2 small green chillies slit and deseeded
- 1/4 cup of small cubes of cooked potato pieces
- 2 tbsp of oil and salt to taste. Keep some roasted peanuts,1 green chili and a tsp of cumin seeds to be ground coarsely in a mixie.
Soak the sabudana in just sufficient water to cover it for 3 hours.
Depending on the quality you will see that the sabudana will absorb water and yet remain firm in separate beads.Test it with your fingers and don't over soak or else you will get mushy khichdi. Drain water and keep aside.
In a broad pan, pour oil.pop the mustard seeds,put the chana dal and green chillies, cumin seeds some curry leaves and then add the sabudana.Add the roasted peanuts and stir quickly.
Add the cooked potato pieces and add salt.
Just before removing from stove add 3 tsp of crushed peanut,cumin,green chilli powdered coarsely in mixie.
This last step further enhances the taste and gives a nutty taste .
Garnish with sprigs of curry leaves.