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Sabudana Kheer – Sago Kheer

Happy Tamil New Year and Vishu to all our readers…

Today is Tamil Varusha Paruppu or Tamil New Year and tomorrow is Vishu, which is the new year festival celebrated in Kerala. I made sabudana payasam which is one of my favorite dessert. I like the chewy texture of it in the kheer. It is simple and yummy. Here you go…

Preparation time: 60 minutes

No. of Servings: 8


  • Sabudana or javvarisi – 1/2 cup (any size)
  • Milk – 4 and 1/2 cups (I used 2% milk)
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Ghee or clarified butter – 2 tsp
  • Cashew nut – 1 tbsp
  • Raisins – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan and fry sabudana till it puffs up. On the other side boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan. When sabudana is ready add it to the boiling water and let it cook until it becomes transparent and soft.

In another pan bring milk to a boil. Reduce heat and continue to boil until it becomes 1/3 rd of the quantity. Add sugar and allow it boil for some more time.

Strain the cooked sabudana through a colander and add it to milk. Continue to boil for 5 to 10 minutes, turn off the stove and add a few strands of saffron.

In the same pan where you fried the sabudana, add another tsp of ghee and roast the cashew nuts until golden brown and then add raisins. After it puffs up add these to the prepared payasam.



  1. I am not a huge fan of sweets. But this is my favourite sweet…Looks so yummy!!!!

  2. A classic recipe- looks scrumptious!
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  3. The sabudaana kheer looks very tempting. Wishing you a very happy Vishu 🙂

  4. Wish you too a very happy Vishu.
    Delicious kheer.

  5. Javarisi payasm is my fav anytime…perfect for the festival. Happy new year to u too!

  6. I love the texture of sago and this look so yum…

  7. Happy tamil new year to you and your family. sabudana kheer looks dleicious

  8. This is my fav. kheer! It looks very yummy and tasty!

  9. Happy new year wishes…Kheer looks very rich and droolworthy..

  10. happy new year wishes to you as well

  11. New year wishes to you and your family!!
    Sabudana kheer looks YUM!

  12. happy new year to u. delicious payasam

  13. Happy tamil new year and Vishu to you..The kheer is very tempting..I like to make payasam with different grains and sabudaana is one of my fav.

  14. Hi,
    what does pressure cook mean?do u mean close the lid of the pressure cooker and put gas stove on for 10mins?if yes then within 10 mins i think 2 to 3 times it will this the right way to make it?i love it but very confused so pls reply.

  15. Hi Nithu,
    can not understand why u did not reply my question?strange

  16. Hi Parul, sorry for the late response. Yeah I meant add the kheer to the pressure cooker and cook for 10 mins over low heat. This way it ll be cooked well. It also depends on your cooker and stove. Adjust accordingly.

  17. Hi Nithu,
    really thanks.great help.u know this is one of my favourite sweets but donot know how to make it.u showed the proper way to make it and now i can have it as many times as i want.regards


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