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August 5, 2013


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I love sago kheer a lot.. But my husband hates it like anything .So this recipe appears very very rarely in my kitchen. Last week i made this for blogging purpose and enjoyed eating alone Winking smile…It was absolutely delicious and i was happy i could make it perfect. I asked my mom & mil for making this payasam. They make this payasam instantly by roasting the sago . So soaking job is not needed..I followed their instructions and the result was ,  a perfect  & delicious payasam.I used nylon variety of sago. U can also use white big ones. For making this payasam with jaggery  using white sago  (maavu javvarisi), please check this link..I used sprinklers for decoration as i dint have cashews in hand Smile with tongue out
sago-kheer top

1 cup - 200ml
  • Sago / javvarisi – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup (adjust)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Cashews – few
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • In a kadai , add a tsp of ghee & roast the sago till it  puffs up & turns white..The size will become slightly bigger..Do it in low flame with continuous stirring otherwise sago may be over roasted & burnt..
sago kheer tile1
  • In a bowl take the water and cook this sago till it turns transparent. Keep stirring in regular intervals. It took nearly 10-15 mins to cook.Time may vary..
sago kheer tile2
  • After all the sago is completely cooked and turns transparent , add sugar. Mix well & boil for few seconds.
  • Finally add the milk , cardamom powder & give a boil.Roast the cashews in the remaining ghee & add to the kheer..Serve warm or cold..
This kheer tends to thicken when it cools down.So adjust adding milk accordingly.

  • For variations , u can cook the sago directly in milk. It takes more time to cook.But it tastes rich.
  • U can also add 1/4 cup of coconut milk before switching off the flame and it make this dessert more tasty..
  • If u want to soak the sago instead of roasting, soak it for 2 hours if nylon variety & over night  ( around 6 hours) for white big ones..
sago kheer - spoon

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  1. wow sago kheer looks absolutely delicious and yummy dear :)

  2. yummy payasam... Even my husband hates it... Have to prepare and enjoy alone :P

  3. nice n delicious kheer..I love it too

  4. I love payasams , this paasam looks awesome love it chitra...

  5. such a nice twist to roast the sago for this delicious payasam...will certainly save time and taste equally good :-)

  6. Perfectly done...My mom does this way....awesome.............

  7. Super tempting payasam, my hubby's fav

  8. love this kheer...yours have come out with liquid consistency and i love that...because sometimes when my friends make they are more thick


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