Sabudana Pudding

Sabudana (or sago or Tapioca pearls) kheer is a simple but yummy pudding made with Sabudana, milk, sugar, dry fruits, saffron and cardamom powder.


  • ½ cup Sabudana
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 cups milk
  • ¼ cup mawa powder (optional

  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 7-8 Saffron threads
  • ½ cup Dry fruit pieces (almonds, resins, cashews)


  • Rinse sabudana (sago) for few times in running water until the water runs clear of starch
  • Soak it in water for 3 hours
  • Take a pot, add ghee and heat the pot
  • Add dry fruit pieces and fry them until they change color
  • Transfer it to a plate

  • Add 4 cups of milk to a pot and bring it to boil
  • Add mawa powder to milk, mix well and continue boiling it
  • Adding mawa powder makes the milk thick and creamy
  • Once the mixture gets little thickened, add soaked sabudana
  • In a small bowl, take 2 tbsp milk, add saffron threads and mix well
  • Add this saffron milk to the mixture and continue boiling
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar and mix well
  • Continue to simmer till the sabudana pearls have softened well and the kheer has thickened
  • Once you get the desired consistency, add fried dry fruits
  • Turn off the stove after 2 minutes
  • Serve either hot or cold

Enjoy the yummy kheer!

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