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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pearl Tapioca / Sago Pudding | Jevvarisi Payasam | Sabudana Kheer

A very Happy Diwali to all! ☺ ☻
India's much awaited festival is finally here - The Festival of Lights. And this year, since I've been such an active member of the kitchen, I took up the responsibility of making a Sweet (Prasadham). For every festival, we make one sweet dish as offering to the Lord. And this time, I decided to make the usual - Sago Pudding (Sabudana Kheer / Jevvarisi Payasam). My mother makes this on almost all festivals and I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to learn her secret recipe! :-D And I couldn't believe something so tasty could be that easy! But ~ ~ it is!  :-)

So, Sago / Pearl Tapioca / Sabudana / Jevvarisi - the main ingredient of this pudding. You get it very easily in all Indian stores. even if you're not in India, I'm sure you can get it at any general store near your place. (click on the above links to know more)

Ingredients
Sago / Sabudana / Jevvarisi - A fist-full
Milk - 300 ml (less or more depending upon the consistency you want)
Sugar - 1/2 cup (around 50 grams: or as per taste)
Clarified Butter / Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Cashews - 6-8, broken
Cardamom | Elaichi Powder - 1 teaspoon
Kesar / Saffron / edible Orange Color - 1/2 teaspoon (optional. you can skip it & have the pudding in white color)

Method
STEP I
Soak the sago pearls in water for about half hour. This makes it easier for them to cook fast while boiling.
STEP II
On medium heat, keep the vessel with sago pearls. Add milk to it. Let it boil until the sago pearls are soft & mash-able! :-D
STEP III
Add the saffron leaves / orange color & mix well.
STEP IV
Add sugar & mix well & let it boil for another 3-5 minutes.
STEP V
In another small pan, heat the Ghee / Clarified Butter.
STEP VI
Roughly break the cashew nuts & add them to the ghee. Fry until they are light brown.
STEP VII
Add the fried cashews along with all the ghee/clarified butter & mix well.

STEP VIII
Add the Elaichi / Cardamom powder & mix.
 
that's it. It is ready ~~~ And it smells & tastes so good! :-)
** If you feel the pudding is too thick, add more milk. 
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I also made this Rangoli outside our home. My mom was shocked! She's happy that I'm finally showing some interest in girly jobs! :-P
This one is off to >
Radhika's Diwali Special: Sweets & Savories
Denny & Krithi's Serve It: Festival Potluck
Only Sweets & Desserts started by Pari & hosted by Gayathri
Anu's Diwali: Festival of Lights
Khushi's My Diwali My Way
Sameena's Diwali Sweet Recipes
Srav's Festival Food
Sreevalli's Cooking without Onion or Garlic
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25 comments:

  1. yum Yum Sago Pudding Dear.Luv it.Wish U a Happy and Delicious Diwali.

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  2. looks super yummy, Happy Diwali!

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  3. sago payasam looks super yum...love it..
    Wish you a very happy Diwali...
    Very nice rangoli :)

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  4. yummy nice texture looks wonderful
    happy diwali

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  5. Looks delicious! Happy Diwali! :)

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  6. Rich looking pudding,super delicious..

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  7. Looks very colourful and yummy!!!Lovely rangoli.

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  8. Love how that Sago looks. superb recipe! will be back for more!

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  9. Happy Diwali kavi! :) Love the payasam. Looks like I should pay you a visit soon!

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  10. Happy Diwali! awesome kheer! and lovely rangoli!

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  11. yummy payasam! cant wait to meet u! :)

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  12. nice one. is that a painting? this rangoli thing..

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  13. kheer looks very delicious.

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  14. you've done an awesome job.

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  15. Delicious. Makes it easy for us with ur pics & all

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  16. nice payasam. very good photos

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Thanks for the feedback! :-)

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