Want to know about an all-time favourite dessert that suits every mood whether you are happy or sad? Then say hello to Sabudana Kheer. This famous kheer is made from Tapioca pearls or sago which is also known as sabudana or javvarisi.
From North to South, this Indian dessert charms everyone with its enticing and creamy taste. Only the name of the dish changes from region to region, the taste remains as delicious as it can be. For instance, Sabudana Kheer is also known as Sabudana Payasam
or Javvarisi Payasam. Along with the name, Sabudana Kheer recipes may also vary a little depending on the region. But the main ingredients and process remain quite similar.
Sabudane ki Kheer is also a popular dessert that Indians enjoy during the fasting season. The dish is filled with nutrients and helps in providing energy for a long time. It is also quite easy to digest and hence, many people prefer Sabudane ki Kheer when they fast. Other than that, you can also serve this delicious kheer on special occasions as a post-dinner dessert. What more? You can also enjoy it the next morning as it tastes even more amazing when served chilled.
If you want to try this dish this weekend, why not learn how to make it? In this article, we are going to share one of the most common and easiest Sabudana Kheer recipes. Read and get started!
How to Make Sabudana Kheer?
Sabudane ki Kheer can be made in less than half an hour if you have all the ingredients in place. So, before jumping straight to the recipe, let us tell you what exactly you need for a perfect Sabudana Kheer.
Sabudana or Javvarisi: Extracted from the tapioca roots, Sabudana or Javvarisi is nothing but starch that is composed of carbohydrates. It is hard, round, and white, looking just like little pearls. They are the staple food in many countries and you can easily find them in the market.
Milk: This is the ingredient that gives your Sabudane ki Kheer a rich and creamy texture. People usually prefer whole milk for Sabudana Kheer. If you are focused more on health, you can use skim or low-fat milk but you will have to compromise on the taste. As for the vegans, you can also use coconut milk or almond milk to turn your Sabudane ki Kheer into a vegan dessert.
Sweeteners: Though the common sweetener that is used in Sabudana Kheer is white granulated sugar, you can also use brown sugar. In southern parts, people also make Sabudana Payasam with jaggery. Other options for sweeteners can be chopped dates and condensed milk. Pick any of the options that suit your taste buds and enjoy the pleasant dish.
Nuts And Dry Fruits: Now, come to the ingredients that further add flavours and richness to Sabudana Kheer! Add some of your favourite dry fruits and nuts such as raisins, cashews, pistachios, and almonds. You can also use them to garnish the Sabudana Payasam.
Flavours: You can also use cardamom powder to infuse more taste and aroma in the kheer. Saffron is another way to add on the enticing flavours.
First, rinse the sabudana at least 3-4 times till the water runs clear. Now, let them soak in water for at least 30 minutes. Later, drain the water to use the sabudana.
Take the nuts such as almonds, cashews, and pistachios and cut them into slices. Keep them aside with raisins.
Add milk to a thick-bottomed pot and bring it to a boil. Take out some of the milk in a small bowl and add saffron threads to it. Let them soak for the while.
In the boiling milk, add the soaked and drained sabudana. Stir properly and cover the pot with a lid.
Cook the mixture on low heat until sabudana turns transparent. The milk will also thicken over time and reduce. Make sure you keep stirring so that sabudana does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
To check if the sabudana is cooked, take a small amount of it and see if you can mash it with your fingers. If it is still hard, cook for more time. Otherwise, it is time to add other ingredients.
Add the chopped dry fruits, saffron-soaked milk, sugar (If you are making the Javvarisi Payasam version, add jaggery), and cardamom powder. Save some of the dry fruits to garnish Sabudana Payasam later.
Combine all the ingredients well. Let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
Serve the hot Sabudana Kheer after garnishing it with the chopped nuts.
Other Recipes To Try With Sabudana
Sabudana is not just known for its kheer but also various other dishes that are equally delectable and tempting. So, if you love the Sabudana Kheer, you must try the other famous dishes too. Some of them are as follows:
: A healthy and extreme dish, Sabudana Khichdi is prepared using sabudana, peanuts and potatoes. You can relish it as a perfect breakfast to start your day. It is both vegan and gluten-free and this makes it a perfect thing to add to your balanced diet.
Sabudana Vada: Done with the dessert and meal? Here is a snack recipe made with sabudana. Sabudana Vada is a crispy and deep-fried fritter that you can serve with chai or any spicy chutney. You can also prepare it for the fasting days and eat it along with Phalahari chutney made for the special occasion.
Sabudana Thalipeeth: A famous Maharashtrian recipe, Sabudana Thalipeeth is a soft pancake made with sabudana, mashed potatoes, spices, and peanuts. You can serve it with chutney or aloo curry as per your choice.
Sabudana Ladoo: For the sweet-lovers, sabudana has much more than just a kheer. You can also make ladoo with these pretty pearls. Add some desi ghee and delicious nuts to make the ladoo more appetizing.
Sabudana Tikki: Another deep-fried Sabudana recipe you would love to try is Sabudana tikki. It is prepared using sabudana, boiled potatoes, chillies, and some spices. You can serve it as a snack in the evening with hot chai.
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