Sabudana Kheer With Milk

Sabudana Kheer

Sabudana kheer is an easy recipe which is preferred on the vrat days or fasting. The soft tender pearls cooked slowly in a creamy milk , flavored with the aromatic cardomon and topped with the nutritious nuts is a dessert to relish. The dish is easy to digest and provides instant energy, flavours and filling needed on a vrat day. One need not wait for any fasting day to relish this delicious pudding it can be prepared on any day as it is very easy to make and less time consuming .

Sabudana Ki Kheer

Sabudana Kheer For Navratri | Indian Sago Pudding

Super simple dessert – Sabudana Ki Kheer. Such a homely dessert but still can be presented in a gourmet style. Just perfect for Navratri, vrat or any fast when you need instant energy. Serve it hot or chilled, you are going to love it either way.
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Navratri Food
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3


  • Heavy Bottom Kadai

Main Ingredients

  • Sabudana (Sago)
  • Sugar
  • Cardamom
  • Milk
Keyword Navratri Recipe, Vrat Ka Khana


  • 1/2 cup Sabudana (Sago)
  • 4 cups or 1 Litre Full Creammilk
  • 4 tblsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder (Elaichi Powder)
  • 1 tblsp Soaked Almonds

How to Make sabudana ki kheer with milk :

  1. Wash and rinse the sabudana in running water till the water runs clear of the starch. Soak them in just enough water to cover the pearls 1/2 inch above the surface. Do not use more water as the pearls can get very mushy. Keep aside for 3 – 4 hours. After 3 hours, drain the excess water and keep the pearls ready for cooking. Fluff them with a fork once or twice.
  2. In a heavy bottom kadai boil the milk.
  3. Once the milk is boiling, switch the flame to low and let the milk simmer away for about 5-10 mins., stirring occasionally in between.
  4. Then add the drained sabudana.
  5. Lower the flame and cook on low flame till the sabudana pearls become translucent. Occasionally stir the milk so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  6. Cook on slow heat, keep stirring occasionally.
  7. Add cardamom powder. Finally add sugar and slivered almonds.
  8. Switch off the flame when the kheer gets thick and creamy. Do a taste test for the sugar, and if needed add more sugar as per your taste at this stage. Stir continuously after adding sugar so that the milk does not get burnt and stick to the bottom.
  9. Serve hot or chilled as you like. If you want to serve it cold, let the kheer cool at room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator for a few hours.
  10. Happy Fasting !!!

What To Serve With Sabudana Ki Kheer for Navratri :

  • You can serve puri, aloo and paneer sabjii with sabudana ki kheer if you are fasting.
  • But otherwise generally you can serve it with regular Indian food.

Storage Tips :

  • You can store this kheer for 4 – 5 days in fridge.