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Sabudana Kheer | Sago Payasam

Hetal Kamdar
Sabudana Kheer | Sago Payasam with step-by-step pictures and detailed recipes. This Indian Sweet Pudding made from Sabudana or also known as Tapioca Pearls is one of the popular ones specially prepared during Fasting or Vrat.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Sabudana | Sago
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1- liter full-fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp- powdered cardamom
  • 10-12 strands of saffron
  • For Garnish
  • 1 tsp almond flakes
  • 1 tsp pistachios flakes
  • a handful of dry rose petals


  • Firstly Wash Sabudana pearls in water and soak it for 3-4 hours till they absorb all the water and fluff.
  • See to it there is no water left and the Sabudana is soft.
  • Now boil water in a pan, add Sabudana pearls to it and cook till it becomes transparent and soft to touch.
  • Take out from the fire and allow it to settle for a minute drain off the water which stands on top.
  • Heat full-fat milk in a heavy-bottomed pan and let it come to a boiling point.
  • Now add cooked Sabudana pearls in the boiling milk and cook it in reduced flame.
  • Add sugar and mix gently till it dissolves on a reduced flame and stirring it often in between.
  • Take mortar and pastel and crush cardamom seeds to a powder.
  • Add Cardamom powder to the boiling milk and keep stirring.
  • Take warm milk in a small bowl and soak saffron strands in it. Wait for 5 minutes and crush the saffron strands in milk so that it will release its deep orange color.
  • Now add saffron to the boiling milk.
  • Boil it further for 3-4 minutes till the milk thickens and switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
  • Once the kheer cools down, almonds and pistachio flakes and dry rose petals and serve it chilled.


Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 330mgFiber: 2gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 286mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Sabudana Kheer, Sago Payasam, Vrat wali sabudana kheer
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