Navratri Sabudana Kheer Recipe

Navratri season is here and so are we with this quick and easy to make creamy and healthy sabudana kheer recipe made from tapioca pearls, milk, condensed milk and dry fruits which is prepared during vrat/ upvas.

Known by different names like Sago Pudding or Sago Payasam, this dessert recipe will surely satisfy your fasting crave for the sweet dish. Its creamy, smooth, milky texture and spongy pearls, crunchy nuts, exotic smell of cardamom and golden yellowish color and fragrance of saffron will make you fall in love in this dish and asking for more.


● 1/2 cup sabudana (overnight soaked in the water)
● 2 cups milk full fat
● 1 1/2 cup water (1/2 cup for soaking)
● 1/2 cup condensed milk or 1/2 cup sugar
● 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
● 4-5 saffron strands
● 2 tbsp cashew nuts


➔ Rinse the sabudana for 2 times. Add 1/2 cup water, cover the lid and keep aside for soaking overnight or 3-4 hours.

➔ In a thick bottom pan or kadai add 1 cup water. Boil on medium flame. Now add soaked sabudana.

➔ Stir occasionally making sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of kadai.

➔ Boil water and sabudana mixture for 4 minutes or till sabudana turns translucent.

➔ Now add 2 cups of milk, cardamom powder, cashew nuts, saffron and condensed milk(if using) or add sugar. Stir well the mixture.

➔ Reduce the flame simmer for 10 minutes, stir the mixture in between.

➔ Milk will thickens after 10 minutes. Kheer is ready. Serve hot or chilled!!


Sabudana kheer turns thick when cooled so keep in mind the consistency you want in case you want to serve it cold.

Make sure sabudana cooks very well, soak sabudana for longer period it will help to cook it rapidly and soft.

This kheer is easy to digest and can be served when stomach is upset.

Hope you liked the recipe. Do try it and let us know how you find it or any queries or feedback in the comments section. Happy Fasting!

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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