Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. We all know that is a fact, but how often do we make an effort to make this meal special. Our standard breakfast every morning is a complete meal, carbohydrates, protein, fruits, all that is recommended and easy to make. However it is very boring and repetitive. So on weekends I do make an effort to add to the menu or change it to something different.
Further, breakfast has been on my mind since a blogger friend Rekha started the 30 day 30 breakfasts Challenge. I have been drooling at all the delicious breakfast she has been dishing out day after day. So I was inspired to make my breakfast a little special and my most favorite of them all is Sabudana Khichdi.
Sabudana or Sago or Tapioca Pearls are a power house of energy and are a huge source of carbohydrates. They are low in fat and are therefore healthy as against the general belief which was basically form as most recipes with sabudana are deep fired and therefore it loses all it health benefits. However, they are also low in proteins and therefore an added protein supplement will make the breakfast perfect.
The most simple, easy and healthy way of make sabudana is a khichdi or porridge. So here is a recipe to make breakfast special.
Sabudana Khichdi :
Sabudana 150 grams (soaked overnight)
Oil 2 tbsp
Peanuts 4 – 6 tbsp
Green chilies 2 (slit)
Jeera/Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Tomato 2 (cubed to small squares)
Ginger ½ tbsp
Potatoes 2 (cubed to small squares)
Red chili powder ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves 2 tbsp (chopped finely)
• Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add the cumin seeds and slit green chili and let them crackle for 30 seconds or till they release an aroma.
• Add in the tomatoes and fry till oil releases.
• Add in the chopped potatoes and cover and cook till done. This will take about 10 minutes with a little stirring now and then.
• In the mean time dry roast the peanuts in a vessel till lightly browned and the skin starts falling off. Remove all the skin and roughly break the peanuts in a mortar and pestle.
• Add the peanuts to the vessels and fry.
• Drain the sabudana and add it to the vessel. Add in the red chili powder and salt and mix well.
• This will get done quickly within 5 minutes.
• Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve hot with plain curd.
Enjoy ! ! !