sabudana kheer

Festivals of joy, devotion, dance, fun, gathering, delicious food, etc., is something the Hindu religion really admires the most. Navaratri is one from them, which truly sets the ambience highly effervescent. Besides the holy adoration of Maa Durga in the nine auspicious days of the festival, the devotees make a wide variety of foodstuff and render them as the sacrament to the goddess. It is a belief that the female deity would get delighted by their worship and shower lots of blessings on them.

Any meal is incomplete without a dessert. It’s like “Khane ke baad, kuch mitha ho jae” type feeling. Besides, the joyous days of Navratri incorporate different varieties of sweet dishes on the menu each day. Here we are with one such most lovable and delicious pudding- the Sabudana Kheer . Made with tapioca pearls, the cuisine takes only a few minutes to get prepared and that will revive your taste buds with its amazing flavour.

Easy to make Sabudana Kheer

Required Ingredients

sabudana pearls

1. 1/2 cup sabudana or tapioca pearls.

2. 2 cups of water

3. 2 cups of organic milk

4. 4 to 5 tbsp sugar

5. 4 to 5 cardamom, finely crushed

6. 7-8 raisins

7. 2 tbsp cashew nuts- chopped

8. 3-4 saffron strands

Step by Step procedure for making the Kheer

Sabudana Kheer

1. Rinse the sabudana’s or the tapioca pearls in running water for at-least two-three times. For 15-20 minutes, soak them in a sauce pan or a thick bottomed container.

2. Start heating the pan on a low to medium flame and cook the pearls until they start floating on the top from the bottom of the pan. Once they reach up on the top, they loose their thickness and become light-weighted. After 5-6 minutes, you’ll find them expanded.

3. Pour milk into the pan and add the cardamom powder as well. Stir the mixture well.

4. After stirring it for quite a few minutes, add sugar.

5. Keep blending the almost prepared dessert till the sabudana pearls become extremely soft and the kheer starts getting thick for about 20 to 25 minutes on a low to medium flame. As the pearls are rich in starch, they would help to make the sabudana kheer denser. When you find it perfectly well densed, switch off the gas burner.

6. In the end, add the chopped cashew nuts, raisins and saffron strands to the sweet dish and relish the delicious creamy sabudana kheer hot or cold. It tastes extremely well in both.