Sabudana Upma / Sago Savoury Pudding

sabudana upma

Sabudana Upma or poha or khichdi is an Indian dish usually prepared when we observe “Fast” on religious days.Its a simple,savoury,tangy and light meal.The main ingredients include potatoes,sabudana/sago and cumin seeds.

Sabudana or sago or tapioca can be found all across the world.Sago is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals. The addition of peanuts to sabudana khichdi adds to the protein content, making it a more balanced meal. It has a high calorific content, due to the quantity of starch and fat present.It has multi-benefits.

  • Keeps blood pressure under control
  • Helps give your energy levels a boost
  • Helps you gain weight
  • Prevents birth defects
  • Improves digestion


Preparation Time:15 minutes

Cooking Time:15 minutes



1/2 cup Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca (unsoaked)
2 Boiled potatoes
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 cup Roasted peanuts(grinded)
1 tsp oil for tempering
1/2 cut Lemon
Salt to taste



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Wash, strain the water and keep the sabudana/sago/tapioca soaked for 5-6 hours. Don’t add much water to soak .Just splash some on the sabudana. Soaking in water will make them sticky and messy.

Heat a non-stick pan and add oil. Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds for tempering. When the cumin seeds starts to crackle, add boiled potatoes and sautee it.

Now add soaked Sabudana/sago. After getting soaked, the sabudana/sago gets doubled in quantity. Mix them with cumin seeds and potatoes. Now add salt, red chilli powder and give a toss.

Remove from flame and squeeze some lemon juice. Splash some water and keep it covered for a couple of minutes for the sabudana/sago to get softened.

(Splash some water if it sticks to the surface or is not soft.)

Garnish with grinded roasted peanut and mint leaves.

Serve hot.

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