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Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts) Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts)


Sabudana khichdi, a tapioca pearl pilaf from the central region of India, is a filling side dish with sauteed potatoes, green chile peppers, and fresh curry leaves.


  • 2 cups tapioca pearls
  • 5 medium potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts, divided
  • 2 green chile peppers, chopped, or more to taste
  • 7 fresh curry leaves, chopped, or more to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Rinse tapioca in a large container. Drain. Cover and let stand, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Rinse tapioca again before starting to cook. Drain, cover, and set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds; cook until dark, about 30 seconds. Add potatoes, 3/4 cup peanuts, green chile peppers, and curry leaves. Season with salt. Saute until flavors combine, 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add sugar to the potato mixture; mix well. Add tapioca and remaining 1/4 cup peanuts. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until tapioca looks transparent, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Mix well. Add a bit more salt if desired. Serve hot.

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Nutritional Information

Sabudana Khichdi (Tapioca with Potatoes and Peanuts)

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 515.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 20 %
carbohydrates: 27 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 27 %
fat: 26 %
saturated fat: 12 %
vitamin a iu: 13 %
niacin equivalents: 57 %
vitamin b6: 40 %
vitamin c: 123 %
folate: 19 %
calcium: 8 %
iron: 19 %
magnesium: 35 %
potassium: 28 %
sodium: 2 %
thiamin: 28 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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