Sago and Coconut for Breakfast: Sabudana Khichdi

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Have you ever eaten tapioca pudding for breakfast? This spicy, savory Indian breakfast dish is like an inverse image of tapioca pudding: Pearly sago (very similar to tapioca) is fried up with coconut and toasted peanuts, and served as a spicy, starchy way to start the day. This looks absolutely delicious to us!

This recipe (and a lovely story too) comes from Sharmila at Cheeky Chili. She reminisces about how her mother made this basic and austere breakfast for her just before she left home, and how the delicious memories were invoked when she made it again herself, 10 years later.

Find the recipe: Sabudana (Sago/Tapioca) Khichdi at Cheeky Chili

One note: This dish is made with sago, which tastes and feels much like tapioca pearls, but it is different. Here’s a look at the differences between the two:

Difference between sago and tapioca at Cooking with Kurma

Have you ever made sabudana khichdi? We love Indian breakfast food; we are going to try this soon!

(Image: Sharmila of Cheeky Chili)