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Sabudana Kichadi

Kichadi means a mixed up all in one pot meal.  this dish is traditional to eat on Ekadashi and many other fasting days where grains and legumes are proscribed to not be taken.  it is so scrumptious, we look forward to those days!

2 tablespoons sesame oil
(spices adjust to taste)
1- 1-1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 finger joint of minced fresh ginger root,  or powder to taste
1/4 red chilli powder or to taste

1-1/2 cup diced potatoes (1/2" cubes)
3/4 cup roasted peanuts chopped coarsely
1- 4 small hot green pepper(s), chopped fine
2 cups when dry sabu tapioca pearls (presoaked for 3-5 hours)
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
juice of 2-4 lemons or limes
cilantro coarsely chopped

Soak the Tapioca pearls 3-5 hours and wash well
Wash - and chop all the vegetables and prep the spices - we will add them rather quickly

Heat - 1 tablespoon oil in the pressure cooker.
Add -  spices in order given above and saute while the cumin sputters for seconds over low heat
Add -  potatoes and saute til lightly browned and cooked through
Add -  peanuts and green chillies and stir another minute or two.
Add -  the drained Tapioca pearls, salt and pepper
Stir well and cover for 1-3 minutes checking and stirring to see the pearls become translucent
Add - coconut and give one last stir
Garnish - lemon juice / wedges and cilanro for garnish

4 servings

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