Nutritional Facts of Sabudana Khichdi, Calories in Sabudana Khichdi

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Sabudana Khichdi have?

One serving of Sabudana Khichdi gives 655 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 344 calories, proteins account for 39 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 288 calories.  One serving of Sabudana Khichdi provides about 33 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Sabudana Khichdi is a Maharashtrian dish made with sabudana, potatoes and peanuts. Sabudana Khichdiis a perfect food for those on a fast or vrat and it is also made in many household as breakfast

Popular during fasts, it's also well known as Sabudana Khichdi faraal food . It is mostly had during fasting days like NavratriEkadashi and Mahashivratri. It also falls under the category of Maharashtrian street food

The chewy texture and starchy taste of sabudana is so beautifully complemented by the nutty flavour of coarsely powdered peanuts, and balanced by the tangy lemon juice, making this sago khichdi soothing to the taste-buds, yet very tempting too.

For a complete faraali meal serve the Sabudana Khichdi along with homemade curdRajgira Paneer ParathaPeanut Kadhi and Shakarkand Ka Halwa.

Is  Sabudana Khichdi healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Peanuts : Peanuts contain Vitamin B1, Thiamine which helps form ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which body uses for energy. A handful of peanuts gives you 7.3 grams of Protein. Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews are rich in Protein and healthy monounsaturated fats which won’t spike your blood sugar levels and good for a diabetic snack and healthy heart snack. Eating a handful of Peanuts a day is said to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) in your body which is good for heart health. Read 11 amazing benefits of peanuts

2. Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details.

What's the problem?

1. Sabudana, Sago :  Sago is a super energy and carb loaded grain. Eating such high carbs at any meal, be it snack or lunch or dinner, is not considered to be healthy. Excess calories and carbs might lead to weight gain easily. Sago isn’t a very healthy choice for diabetics, as it might raise the blood sugar levels instantly. For details read is sago healthy

2Potatoes (Aloo) : Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. Potatoes are recommended for malnourished children and people with low weight. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you

3. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Sabudana Khichdi?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sago is a super energy and carb loaded grain. Eating such high carbs at any meal, be it snack or lunch or dinner, is not considered to be healthy. Excess calories and carbs might lead to weight gain easily. Sago isn’t a very healthy choice for diabetics, as it might raise the blood sugar levels instantly.

Here are some Healthy snack options

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakes or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Methi Muthias

Baked Methi Muthias

Can healthy individuals have Sabudana Khichdi?


Sabudana Khichdi is high in

1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

3. Vitamin B3 (niacin) : Vitamin B3 helps in brain funtioning and mental health. Also healthy skin formation.  

4. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

5. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

6. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 655 calories that come from one serving of Sabudana Khichdi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 3 hrs 17 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 1 hr 6 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 27 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 52 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy655 cal33%
Protein9.7 g18%
Carbohydrates86 g29%
Fiber3.8 g15%
Fat32 g48%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A363.4 mcg8%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)4.6 mg38%
Vitamin C13.9 mg35%
Vitamin E2.9 mg19%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)90.1 mcg45%
Calcium47.2 mg8%
Iron1.8 mg9%
Magnesium70.2 mg20%
Phosphorus152.4 mg25%
Sodium11.9 mg1%
Potassium359.6 mg8%
Zinc1.3 mg13%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Sabudana Khichdi
 on 24 May 21 08:20 AM

If Sbudana Khichdi is so bad why was it recommended diet for fasting? All because it depends on how much (volume) you eat. It is a fasting food to be had when hungry and only little to appease hunger. It is rich in vitamin and minerals as agreed.
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Tarla Dalal    Sabudana is a cereal which is allowed during fasting. As correctly said by you, it being high in calories and carbs it is satiates you instantly. However too many carbs can lead to instant rise in blood sugar levels, which is not very healthy.
24 May 21 03:00 PM
Sabudana Khichdi
 on 13 Sep 20 03:22 PM

One serving means how much quantity.
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Tarla Dalal    1 serving of this sabudana khichdi would be approx. 3/4 cup.
23 Sep 20 08:20 AM
Sabudana Khichdi
 on 17 Jun 20 12:19 AM

7 gram protein comes from peanuts alone 😀
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Tarla Dalal    Yes, peanuts are a good source of protein.
17 Jun 20 11:06 PM
Sabudana Khichdi
 on 13 Aug 19 11:49 PM

I measures one cup to be 141grams. This makes one serving approx 350 grams. If you are giving carbs, fat and protein in grams you should measure the total serving to be more helpful for those monitoring macros. More people will use your site.
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Tarla Dalal    Ok. Thanks for for your suggestion. We will try to implement it.
14 Aug 19 09:40 AM
Sabudana Khichdi
 on 22 May 19 09:27 AM

Mam, how many grams would be one serving?
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Tarla Dalal    We don''t measure each serving in grams, but this recipe would approximately make 2 1/2 cups.
24 May 19 09:09 AM
Sabudana Khichdi
 on 09 Apr 19 12:29 PM