Thursday, April 7, 2011

Navratri Special: Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca pudding)

Sabudana Kheer
Sabudana kheer is a very simple and flavorful dessert. It is mostly prepared for fasting menu, but is can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

For Approx. 6 servings

  • Sabudana (Sago pearls or tapioca pearls) – 1/2 cup
  • Milk (whole) – 4 cups
  • Sugar or sugar substitute – 1/2 cup
  • Saffron (kesar or zafran) – 12 strands
  • Cardamom powder (elaichi) – 1/4 tsp
  • Almonds – 12 sliced
  1. Soak sabudana with just enough water to cover it. Soak it for 4-6 hours or overnight. Now sabudana becomes light and fluffy.
  2. In heavy bottom pan, add milk. Bring it to boil once and let it simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Add saffron strands and stir occasionally.
  3. Add soaked sabudana to the milk and stir gently. Let it cook for further 6-8 minutes till sabudana becomes translucent.
  4. Now add half of the sliced almonds and sugar to it. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
  5. Kheer is ready to be served.
  6. Sabudana kheer becomes thick when cools.
Garnish and serving suggestions:
Garnish sabudana kheer with remaining sliced almonds and few strands of saffron. Enjoy this wonderful dessert chilled or warm.

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