Sabudana Khicdi ( Tapioca & roasted peanuts)

by thecurrytheory

Tapioca (Sabudana) wouldn’t be my first choice for breakfast if it was made any other way than this spicy, sweet, savory goodness!

Oh! I miss those good old days spent at my Uncle’s place in Pune, India every year for summer vacation. It was a splendid time with my cousins. My mom is from Pune so all her 6 siblings and their families would gather in for a week of pure fun/chaos. haha! I wouldn’t trade any of it.

Sabudana (Tapioca) Khicdi is a very popular dish in India, especially in the Hindu religion where they eat this during fasting as it keeps them full for the whole day of fast. There are so many ways to make this dish , but the way my Uncle Pradeep made it, is my favorite way. Very simple yet so addictive.

I must have had his Sabudana Khicdi maybe once when I was 14-15 yrs old, that’s a long time ago but I still remember how it tasted. Well, let’s try and recreate that goodness. Also a fun fact of this dish is that it’s Gluten-free, Vegan dish (if you take out Ghee and add nut oil or any oil).

Sabudana Khicdi ( Tapioca & roasted peanuts)

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 cups tapioca seeds (it makes 3-4 cups after soaking, it doubles in size)
  • Soak them in 2.5 cups of cold water over night or for at least 2-3 hrs.
  • 1 teaspoon each of cumin and mustard seeds
  • 3 green chilies (Or serrano chilies) chopped
  • 5 curry leaves chopped
  • 3 tablespoon of Ghee (or any preferred Oil)
  • 1 cup crushed salt or unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1.5 salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (raw or refined)


  1. In a pan, add the Ghee and let it melt on medium flame.
  2. Add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds
  3. Add the chopped green chilies and curry leaves
  4. After the seeds spatter up, immediately add the soaked tapioca into the pan. (Be careful and wear eye gear to prevent the oil spattering on your face)
  5. Lower the heat, and mix the tapioca into the mixture
  6. On the side, in a mortar and pestle crush some roasted unsalted or salted peanuts into coarse but smooth texture.
  7. Add in salt and sugar and then the crushed roasted peanuts into the pan with Tapioca.
  8. Mix all the ingredients well.
  9. Serve hot with some Chai tea

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