I had mentioned here, that I started the typical fasts to fulfill my greed towards Fast special food items. Most of these items were savory ones with this single Sabudana Kheer as a desert. Yeah (!!) , you can have deserts while fasting :D
Sabudana Kheer is a porridge where Sago is boiled in Milk. Though the outcome is quite sinful it becomes thicker in couple of hours and then finishing it off is a bit difficult. Especially if this is carried as lunch tiffin then you tend to loose the enthusiasm of having the thick cold version of this desert. So my Mom deduced this easy to eat version of porridge especially for working women :). The process is same just that mix the milk just before serving\having, try it out and you can see the difference.
No exact measurements here, but the following version is suffice as 4-5 deserts for two fasting people ;)
- Sabudana (Sago): Fistful
- Water: 1-2 cups
- Milk: 1-2 cups
- Sugar: 5 tbsp
- Cardamom powder: 2 tsp
- Kesar: pinch (optional)
- Dry Fruits: 3-4 tbsp (I used Almond , Cashews and Raisins) – Crushed roughly
- Soak the Sabudana in about 2 glass of water for about 2 hours, yeah for kheer you don’t have to worry about water quantity. Soak it the way you soak grains.
- Remove the water, mix the Sabudana with 1 cup of water and boil in kadai.
- Let the Sabudana cook well, check by pressing a single grain – if you are able to mash it then its done. While doing so there are chances that the water evaporates, use the next cup of water. But keep the sabudana mix in liquid state.Stir it occasionally avoiding it to stick to the bottom.
- Once the sabudana is cooked, add sugar along with cardamom powder and dry fruits.
- Major part of kheer is done, now if you are serving on immediate basis mix the milk and simmer of couple of minutes and add kesar it required.
- Else let the sabudana cool, and while serving later or having it is office mix sabudana mix and milk – The ratio should be 1:1. Mix it properly and enjoy !