The fasting month of “Shraavan” has just wrapped up and we are already entering the festive season,beginning with Ganpati Celebrations! The Elephant God is especially famous amongst children, who are more than happy to bring their favourite Lord home and celebrate the next ten days with loads of sweets! Modak is Lord Ganesha’s favourite and is made in most households celebrating this festivity. Apart from sweets, Holy celebrations also mean fasting. And India has a seperate cuisine to be had during fasting days! Sabudana Khichidi is a special fasting recipe,very famous in Maharashtrian households! But here in Nasik we give that a twist as well! Whereas the rest might have it with sweetened yogurt, we Nasikkars love to have a Spicy Tadka with our Khichidi. So here’s a Hot Khichidi with a Spicy Peanut Chutney! Believe me, the Sabudana Khichidi will never be the same after this! Festive Shopping? Check out the GREAT INDIAN SALE @AMAZON
For Sabudana Khichidi: Wash the sago and soak in water overnight.Water sould be just sufficient to cover the sago. Mix the soaked sabudana with coarsely crushed peanut powder, red chilly powder(exclude if fasting), salt and sugar.
Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds with chopped chilly and fry for a min. Add the diced potatoes and fry for another min. Now add the Sabudana mixture and mix. Add the lime juice and mix. Cover the pan for 2-3 mins, till the sabudana is cooked.
For the Peanut chutney: Mix the Ground Peanut powder with green chillies and coriander along with sugar and 1/4 Cup water and wizz in a blender. Heat ghee and fry the whole peanuts.Add some jeera and fry. Add the peanut chilly mix to the pan and mix.
Adjust salt and let it simmer for 2-5 mins till little thick in consistency. Serve with Hot Sabudana Khichdi
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
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Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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