Sabudana (sago pearls) kheer recipe

Sabudana or sago kheer is a very delicious kheer made with sago, jaggery, milk and nuts. It is also made with sugar. But it tastes divine when jaggery is added for making this kheer. Sago kheer is an ideal dessert during festival days or during fasting times. Sago is rich in carbohydrates and hence is very filling to the stomach. Sago kheer is a tradional Indian sweet dish and one of the easiest kheer to make.


  • Sago or sabudana (tapioca pearl)- 1/2 cup
  • Grated or powdered jaggery - 3/4 cup
  • Boiled milk - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cashewnuts - 10
  • Raisins - 10
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE SAGO OR SABUDANA KHEER WITH JAGGERY RECIPE Soak sabudana with 1 cup of water or just enough water for 1 hour. It will become little fluffy. Drain the water and keep aside. IMG_4889

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan on low flame. Add cashewnuts and roast them till golden brown. Remove them. Add raisins and stir till they puff up. Remove and set aside. IMG_4890

Step 3

To the same pan, add soaked sago and stir fry for a minute. Add 1 cup of water and cook on a medium flame till the sago gets cooked. Keep stirring in between so that the sago gets cooked evenly. IMG_4891

Step 4

Once the sago is cooked, add grated jaggery and mix well. Cook on a low flame till the jaggery is well absorbed and combined together with sago. IMG_4892

Step 5

Add cardamom powder, fried cashewnuts and raisins and mix well. Switch off the flame.

Step 6

Now let the kheer cool down. It will start thickening. Once cooled, add 1 cup of milk and combine well. IMG_4893

Step 7

Sago or sabudana kheer is now ready to be served. Serve warm or cold. sago

Step 8

NOTES : I have added only 1 cup of milk as we prefer little thick kheer. You can add milk according to the consistency required. I have cooked sago in water first and added milk after the kheer is cooled down. This is because sometimes the milk tends to curdle. If you stir fry the sago in ghee, it does not stick to each other at the end. Add jaggery according to sweet taste desired by you.

One Response to Sabudana (sago pearls) kheer recipe

  1. Jeyasingh Jeyavathana says:

    Dear Sister, I have tried your sandwich in toaster, very tasty. Also the veg korma of Kerala style. Very good. Never u have mentioned when to add salt. I will try this as well. Thank u. -Jeyasingh Jeyavathana

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