Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 17, Sabudaana Khichdi!

सुख म्हणजे नेमकं काय असतं ? 
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Hope you my readers get this Sabu Khichdi Right!
Please share your experience, where- you have had the Best Sabu Khichdi ever- the Maharashtrian Way !


Ingredients:-
2 Cups sabudaana (sago)
1/4 Cup peanuts (ground coarsely)
1/2 Tsp mustard seeds
7-8 Curry leaves
3-4 Chopped green chillies
1 Tbsp Ghee  (clarified butter) or Vegetable oil
1 tsp Sugar(optional)
1/2 Tsp lime juice(optional)
Salt to taste
For Garnishing :-2 Tsp finely chopped cilantro


Method:-
1. Wash sabudaana in a colander or a strainer and soak for 3-4 hours in 1/4 cup of water. 
***Sabudana should be soaked in 'just enough' water in which it is just submerged and no more.
2. In a food processor coarsely grind peanuts (I have used Planters, salted peanuts)
3. Mix ground peanuts, sugar and lime juice with sabudana.
4. Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 
5. When they crackle, add curry leaves and green chillies. After a few seconds add sabudana mixture. 
6. Add salt to taste ONLY
7. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring all the time. 
8. Do not cover the pan otherwise you will get thick lumps. 
9. Each pearl of sago should be separate. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and
10. Serve hot with fresh homemade yogurt!