Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sabudana Kheer/Sago Milk Pudding

It was one of those “grumpy for no reason” kinda day! The whole day was just gloomy. Then came home the husband and in no time, there was this magic spell that brightened my day completely! I was all smiles and happy!

Wait, I am talking about a sweet box that he brought along with him :D. The boss at work had given him Milk Pudding as Bakrid treat. Being the ‘no dessert’ guy and umm.. well, let me give him the credit, a sweet husband that he is - he has brought the box for the wife who can eat desserts even as meals.

One spoon of the creamy kheer was enough for me to get lost in its divine and rich taste. When I came back to reality, my day was all colored. It was like the “I am feeling lucky” on Picasa. One touch and all fixed!  And so that made me want to try Sabudana Kheer. It turned out equally good and here is the recipe for you.


Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca pearls : 3/4 cup
Water: 2 cups
Milk: 2 cups
Sugar: 5 tbs
Green Cardamom: 4 crushed
Cashews/Raisins/Saffron: as needed

1. Rinse the sabudana until water runs clear.
2. Soak the sabudana in 2 cups water for at least 30 minutes
3. Roast the cashews to golden brown and raisins until plump in ghee.

1. Cook the sabudana with enough water on stove top for about 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile heat the milk just until warm.
3. After about 5 minutes, add the heated milk to the sabudana and continue to cook for some more time.
4. Add sugar, cardamom and stir.
5. Keep stirring often to ensure it does not get burnt.
6. Cook until the sabudana pearls are soft and translucent.You know it is done when the pearls are soft upon crushing it with fingertips.It took around 30 minutes for me.
7. Turn off once cooked. Add cashews and raisins.
8. Garnish with saffron.
9. Serve hot/warm/cold although I prefer refrigerating it before serving so it gets denser and all creamy.


  1. I & Monu Gillani are celebrating our very 1st combine event series - HM Besties Event #1 - Meat Lovers Month- U are most welcomed to link ur recipes here :) For details click here: Meat overs Month

  2. I never took a chance to make kheer .If I was supposed to make one, I will make MTR badam mix in milk and will name it as "Badam Kheer" :P I think I should learn from your girls to cook variety dishes. Your hubbies are lucky ;) Btw, Kheer looks great.Slurp!!

    1. Haha...As a matter of fact, I am the laziest person you can ever come across.I just pick simple dishes to suit my needs :D


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