Sabudana Kitchari (Spiced Sago/Tapioca)


It’s a traditional Indian dish cooked on auspicious days and frequently eaten as a meal if fasting is observed. It’s a quick one-pot recipe that is sattvic by nature. This gluten-free, vegan savory kitchari variant prepared with tapioca or sago pearls is quick and easy to make, and it’s a fantastic healthy option for everyday meals. This recipe works well for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Balance the Pitta Dosha

Prep Time: 6-7 hour (soaking)
Total Time: 30 min (plus 6-7 hour of soaking)
Serves: 2 Persons



  1. Rinse the sago until the water runs clear. Soak for 6-7 hours in 1 cup of room temperature water.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed frying pan, heat the oil & add cumin seed and wait till it starts to make a crackling sound.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the bay leaves, chilies, and ginger, sizzling for 10-15 seconds before adding the potatoes and salt.
  4. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are tender. Toast the peanuts in a dry pan while this is frying.
  5. Now add soaked sago. Sauté at low-medium heat until the sago becomes translucent.
  6. Turn off the heat, add the lemon or lime juice, roasted peanuts, and fresh coriander, and serve in a bowl.
  7. Serve hot, and enjoy!

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Saumya Singh

Saumya is a writing enthusiast & a lover of literature who enjoys to write and tell stories. She holds a Master’s degree in English and has a keen interest in the world of Ayurveda.

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