Sabudana/ Sabakki/ Tapioca Pearls Kichdi

Preparation Time: 4 hours
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4

Sabudana/Sabakki/ Tapioca Pearls - 2 cups
Onion – 1 large
Green chillis – 2
Ginger – 1inch piece
Curry leaves
Oil – 2-3 spoons
Mustard seeds – 1 spoon
Channa Dal – 1 spoon
Red chilli – 1
Garlic - 4
Ground nuts/ Peanuts - 2 spoons
Coriander leaves – 4strands (optional)
Fresh lemon juice – 1 spoon


Wash and soak Sabakki/ Tapioca Pearls for minimum 4 hours. Drain water completely and keep aside. Peel and chop onions, Green chillis and ginger. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, dal, peanuts and red chilli pieces, allow spluttering.  Add crushed garlic, ginger, curry leaves and green chilli pieces and sauté. Add chopped onions to the same and fry until transparent. Add salt to taste while frying. To this add soaked Sabakki/ Tapioca Pearls and mix well. Heat for few minutes, for 3-4 minutes. Switch off the stove. Add lemon juice and mix again. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot.