Sabudana Kheer

Sago is good source of energy 100 gm of pearl sago yields 100 calories, including approx 94 gm carbohydrate and very less amount of protein, fiber, fat; thus, making it excellent food of choice for new moms and growing children.
Sago is especially used during festivities like Navratri as fasting food. Some of the dishes prepared are sabudana vada, khichdi, kheer etc. Sago kheer is served to patients e.g. jaundice to help recover faster by gaining energy. The sago pearls in kheer give it a chewy consistency yet so tasty that you simply don’t want to put your spoon down.
We are fasting for Navratri this week and prepared sabudana kheer. This prompted me to share the recipe of this pudding.
Preparation time: 25-30 minutes

  • 1 cup sabudana
  • 5 cups milk, 2 tbsp to soak saffron strands
  • Few saffron strands, soaked in milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 8-10 cashew nuts and raisins
  • 3-4 Green Cardamom
  • 1tsp ghee

  • Wash sago thoroughly, drain the water completely and let it sit overnight. Next morning the sago should appear translucent and swollen up. 
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan with ghee; add cardamoms, raisins and nuts. Shallow fry them till light brown. 
  • Pour the milk, saffron milk and boil it for 10 minutes on medium heat. Now add sabudana and let it cook for 15- 20 minutes. 
  • Add sugar and mix well. This kheer is thick in consistency if you like it thinner then add 1 cup milk to it. 
  • Serve hot or chilled.