Sabudana kheer is probably the most common type of sweet and delicious food served on fasting days. However, one does not need to be on fast to enjoy it!! As the name suggests this traditional Indian sweet is made from small size Sabudana (sago) pearls.
This Sabudana (Sago) kheer recipe is one of the easiest Indian dessert recipes and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. It is also a famous dish that is prepared for Ram Navami. So, here we are with a delicious kheer that’s made with sago and it’s just mind-blowing. So, follow this kheer Sabudana (Sago) Kheer recipe and enjoy!
Ingredients of Sabudana Kheer
- 250 gm sago
- 1/2 cup water if needed
- 2 handful almonds
- 1 liter milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 green cardamom
Steps to make Sabudana kheer
Wash the Sabudana (Sago) pearls properly in running water to separate the starch from them. Now, take a bowl and soak the Sabudana (Sago) pearls in it with some water for 3-4 hours. Drain the water.
Put a pan over medium flame, add in the milk and keep stirring it till the quantity is reduced to half. Next, add in the sugar and keep stirring then add in the washed Sabudana (Sago) along with cardamom and saffron strands. Boil the kheer and cover the lid.
Let the kheer simmer for 20 minutes. Keep stirring in between. Once ready, garnish with chopped dried fruits. Sabudana (Sago) kheer is ready to be served.
For better taste, make sure you soak the Sabudana (Sago) for a long time. Don’t overcook else it will spoil the texture of the kheer. To make it healthy, you can replace regular sugar with dates jaggery.
Is Sabudana (Sago) light to digest?
Sabudana (Sago) is full of starch and is great for a quick boost of energy. Sabudana (Sago) is Laghu (light to digest) in nature and is easily digested. This is why it is a good option to serve in India for breaking fasts during festivals.