Friday, 5 November 2010

Saboodana Kheer (Sago/tapioca kheer)

Fragrant and sweet tasting creamy milk pudding made with pearls of saboodana, flavoured with delicate hints of cardamom and saffron.


½ cup saboodana (sago/tapioca)
3 cups milk
1 tablespoon almond slivers
½ table pistachio slivers
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 pinch saffron.
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup water for soaking saboodana


1. Wash and soak the sabudana in the water and leave to soak for 2 hours.
2. In a heavy bottomed pan heat the milk till it comes to boil, once it is boiling reduce heat and simmer on medium heat till it thickens ( about 10 minutes) stir constantly so that milk does not scorch.
3. Add the soaked saboodana to the milk and cook, stirring constantly till the saboodana turns translucent and when pressed between thumb and finger there is no hardness.
4. Add the sugar and the saffron and cardamom and cook for 3-4 minutes more.Keep stirring.
5. Add half the almonds and pistachio and stir into the kheer.
6. Transfer kheer to serving bowls and garnish with remaining almonds and pistachio slivers.
Serve chilled.

NB- saboodana kheer will thicken once it cools.

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Rice Kheer
Submitting to:
Nivedita' s Celebrate with Sweets kheer event hosted by  Taste of Pearl City
Jagruti -joy of cooking complete  my thali mithai event- hosted by Mina of authentic vegetarian food

On this special occasion of diwali would like to wish all its readers a very Happy Diwali and an auspicious and prosperous new year.Thankyou to all my visitors, and blogger friends who have made what it is today. I really appreciate all your visits, comments  and support.


  1. Delicious kheer, thank you for sending it to the event.

  2. the cardamom and safron combo is just brilliant

  3. Sabudana kheer looks delicious. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

  4. Sabudana kheer looks delicious. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

  5. Yummy..I love Sabudana kheer!

  6. Wonder kheer for Deepavali. Happy Deepavali.

  7. snap is awesome.. i love sabudana in kheer.. eye catching right?? happy diwali to you and your family

  8. yummy kheer.. happy diwali...

  9. Happy diwali to u and ur family..Kheer looks fabulous..

  10. Dear Nayna,

    I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

    Delicious kheer.

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  12. Kheer looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. kheer looks awesome...

    happy deepawali to you and your family...

  14. Not only well prepared but well presented too.... I love sagu preps..... Hugs))))

    Happy Celebrations!!!!


  15. kheer looks yummy n happy diwali

  16. love sago kheer delicious
    check out the event in my site
    happy diwali

  17. Kheer looks so yummy.

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I know the title is mispelled. I couldn't get the correct title cos someone has already took it :)

  18. Delicious Kheer ..... hope you had a wonderful diwali with your family and friends.


  19. Superb kheer..Looks very yummy!! Belated Diwali wishes to you and your family!!

  20. Lovely presentation Naina,looks sooo delicious.. :)

  21. perfect ofr the occassion.. happy diwali to u too

  22. Simple and yummy kheer.. looks perfect dear !!


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