sabudana kheer recipe
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Sabudana Kheer

Sabudana kheer is a sweet pudding made with tapioca pearls or sabudana and milk.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: desserts
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • ½ cup sabudana (tapioca pearls) - for a denser kheer, you can add ⅔ to ¾ cup sabudana
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 to 5 tablespoon sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar or add as required
  • 4 to 5 green cardamoms , husked and crushed in a mortar-pestle to a semi fine powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cashews
  • ½ tablespoon raisins
  • 3 to 4 saffron strands - optional


soaking sabudana

  • Rinse the sabudana pearls till the water runs clear of the starch.
  • Take a thick bottomed pan or sauce pan in which you will be making the kheer.
  • Add the rinsed sabudana pearls and water in the pan.
  • Cover and let the pearls get soaked in the water for 15 to 20 minutes.

making sabudana kheer

  • Later keep this pan on the stove top and begin to cook the sabudana pearls.
  • Meanwhile heat or warm the milk too. No need to boil the milk.
  • After 4 to 5 minutes, add the milk to the pan and continue to cook.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and simmer till the pearls have cooked well for about 20 to 25 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • Keep on stirring occasionally.
  • Switch off the fire and add cashews and raisins.
  • Garnish with saffron strands.
  • Serve sabudana kheer hot or warm or cold.


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 1.8mg