Sabudana Kheer aka Tapioca Pudding | Indian Dessert
Hi fellow foodies! Since I realised it has been a crazy long time I did a food post, I am sharing this super yummy and satisfying Indian dessert with you all today. It is Sabudana Kheer aka Tapioca Pudding! Kheer is an Indian/Asian/Middle-Eastern dessert. It is basically made of four ingredients: milk, rice/tapioca/vermicelli, sugar and dry fruits. It is usually part of a festive, fasting, Indian meal, specially during Navrathri. As the month of shravan has started, this recipe comes just in time.
Let's get started with the recipe yield of 4-5 servings.
Ingredients for Sabudana Kheer:
Prep. time: 1 h | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 1 hour 20 min
5 cups milk
1/2 cup tapioca pearls
1 1/2 cups sugar
4-5 green cardamoms, crushed in a mortar and pestle
5-6 slivered almonds
5-6 slivered pistachios
4-5 saffron threads
Method for Sabudana Kheer:
Wash and soak tapioca pearls in ~1 cup water for ~1 hour.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk to a boil on medium heat.
Discard any water from the tapioca pearls.
Once the milk starts to boil and thickens a little, add the soaked tapioca pearls and lower the heat. Keep stirring so that it doesn't stick to the pan.
Once the tapioca pearls are fully cooked, and milk has thickened to your desired consistency, add sugar, crushed green cardamoms, almonds, and pistachios (save some for garnishing later).
Mix well and turn off the heat after ~2 minutes, while stirring constantly.
Pour the kheer in a large bowl, garnish with saffron threads and the remaining almonds and pistachios.
Serve hot or cold after refrigerating for 3-4 hours.
Note: You can adjust the thickness by using less or more milk. Also, you can add a pinch of saffron while boiling the milk to give it a more yellowish colour. I like adding it just as a garnish which gives beautiful patches of saffron colour.
I love the rich and creamy texture of Sabudana Kheer and the fact that its super easy. I like it more as a cold dessert than hot. 🙂
Like Sabudana but not desserts? Check this savoury sabudana recipe! 🙂
Have you tried this Sabudana Kheer recipe before? How do you like it? If you haven't I hope you give it a try now and share your views in the comment section with me.