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Sweet Beginnings with Sabudana

Coconut, saffron and ghee- the auspicious things in my cooking world, by adding the cashews, cardamom, golden raisins, sugar and sabudana, cooking them together, I just made a classic, delicious Indian sweet. Traditionally, it is prepared in liquid form (payasam), but I wanted to try something new and made it in pudding form. This light and luscious, very easy to prepare dessert is perfect on warm humid days like the ones we are having this past week.

Recipe: Nylon Sagu (small and fine variety from India) soaking in Coconut Milk

  • 1 cup sabudana(sago) soaked in half cup coconut milk or milk for 3 to 4 hours
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup cashews and golden raisins lightly roasted in 2 tsps of ghee
    1 tsp of cardamom powder, 4tsps of ghee
    Few strands of saffron soaked in water


In a big saucepan, empty the soaked sabudana along with coconut milk, add another half cup of water or milk and sugar. Combine and cook them on medium heat, stirring to prevent the formation of the lumps until the sabudana turn translucent. Reduce the heat, add and stir – ghee, cashews, golden raisins, saffron water and cardamom powder. Let it simmer until the whole thing reaches the consistency of thick flowing magma. Turn off the heat, pour the mixture into jello molds or small cups and freeze them for 1 to 2 hours. The pudding can be removed from the cups by easing the sides off with a knife.

Serve them in different sweet sauces, your choice. I pureed ripe mango without adding sugar, added it as sauce to the pudding.

sabudana pudding

Sabudana (Sago) Pudding in Sweet Mango Sauce

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Sweets 101,Mitai,Sabudana (Sago),Sugar (Friday June 10, 2005 at 3:37 pm- permalink)
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