For the fourth week of Blogging Marathon, I took up 30 minutes meal, especiall having my Mela in mind. Under this theme one needs to make a complete meal with the accompaniment. It can’t be just a side dish or just a main dish, you need to make a complete meal be it for breakfast, lunch or a dinner. I decided to make for all three times, with a dish that can be served on it’s own, with subjis and then as a complete meal on it’s own.
When I announced the 30 Mins Meal Mela
, the idea was to collect recipes that one can make within 30 mins. Most of our cooking can be done within 30 mins, if one really plans well. Of course you can plan and many things to make it a complete meal. Depending on your requirement you can mix and match dishes that work out to be catering to your complete meal needs.
First on the list is a simple Khichdi made with Sabudana or Sago. This has been on my to do list for a long time. Each time being missed because of some reason or the other. Finally I decided I must make it and got a packet. Athamma finally decided she would soak as I wasn’t even thinking about it. So couple of days back, she told me that I must cook something with it. I said I will soak them right away. I planned to make Khichdi for the next morning.
I knew it will be good as I have tasted what my colleagues have made. I never really expected it to turn out so good and liked by my folks. Hubby dear wanted this to be made regularly and yes I was so happy this turned out great. As I always thought, if one gets to eat such delicious food during fasting, then I am all for it!
The colleague who made this had made it during the fasting time and didn’t add potato. Though this Khichdi is more famous with the potatos in it. So I decided I will do that way as well.
Sabudana / Sago – 1 cup
Potato – 1 medium
Roasted Peanuts – handful
Oil – 2 – 3 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Green Chilies – 3 long
Turmeric powder a pinch
How to make the Sabudana Khichdi
Wash the sago couple of times and soak in three times of water overnight. Next day morning, change the water again and drain over a colander. This should be draining for long as it will tend to become sticky.
Microwave the potato for 6 mins after you have pricked it all over. Once done, soak in water to remove the peel and cube into smaller pieces.
Heat a non stick pan with 2 tps of oil, add cumin seeds and saute well. Now add roasted peanuts and saute for couple minutes. Then add chopped green chilies and potato pieces. Saute for couple of mins. Then add the drained sago.
Now add another tsp of oil and mix well. This way the sago will not get struck together or to the pan. Add turmeric and mix well.
After a minute, add another tsp of oil. Simmer for 5 mins with lid covered and your khichdi is done.
Make sure you add the oil in stages to make sure the sagos don’t get sticky.
This does consume little more oil than you might want to use, however you can’t help if you want the sago to be seperated.
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