October 24, 2006

Sago payasam

Sago aka sabudana kheer is a very welcome, soothing drink after a hot mutton pilav or hot kormas in which green chillies are used. I am sending this entry to Vee's special edition post-Diwali Jihva round-up.


Sago payasam recipe
To make 4 cups

Ingredients:
Sago – ½ cup
Sugar – ½ cup
Cardamom – 6 pods
Ghee – 2 tablespoons
Cashew nuts – 10, whole
Raisins – 1 tablespoon
Saffron – a pinch, soaked in 2 tablespoons of hot milk; this gives the deep yellow color.
Milk – 1 cup

Method: Heat the vessel and pour in the ghee; when just hot, fry the cashew nuts and raisins separately in it and remove to a plate. Fry the sago next in the hot ghee and remove to another plate. Bring 5 cupfuls of water to the boil. Put in the fried sago, stirring the water while doing so to prevent lumps forming. When the sago has boiled till it looks sticky and has a spongy transparent appearance, add the sugar. Stir constantly till the sugar gets blended into the sago; then pour the two cupfuls of boiled milk and the saffron-soaked milk. Simmer till it becomes semi-thick and remove from the heat. Mix in the fried cashew nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder. Serve hot.

Note: For a more nutritious preparation, boil the sago in 3 cupfuls of water and add 2 cupfuls of milk instead of 1 cup of milk.

Also folks - let me remind you of the deadline to participate at VCC Q3 2006 which is coming very near - it is October 31, 2006. Nominate your favorite festival food recipe. Do not miss this virtual culinary competition.

Hi Anon - here is a picture of the pre-cooked sago.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Jayashree said...

Very well taken photo, VKN...

10/25/2006  
Blogger Radhika said...

Hi VKN
Sago payasam looks great.This is prepared in my house for every Diwali,so whoever is fasting will get to drink a glass of sago payasam.

10/25/2006  
Blogger Hyderabadi's said...

yummy photo...

10/25/2006  
Blogger Mika said...

That looks delicious VKN!

10/25/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wats sago?

10/25/2006  
Anonymous Gini said...

That is so good looking. I have seen sago in Indian stores but never tried it. This picture is absolutely lovely.

10/25/2006  
Blogger vkn said...

Thanks folks.

Hi Anon - sago is processed starch made from some palm plants. Check out the outgong wiki link.

10/25/2006  
Anonymous kalpana said...

woww this is my first time here..what a great collection of recipes!!!

10/25/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it wat we call chowari?Thanks for the pic
-SmiR

10/26/2006  
Anonymous Rathi said...

hey...that was something reallllllllllllllllllly good...yummmmmmmmmy...i tried it out...i have been to ur site quiet a few times....and i have to say ur cooking rawks....give us more bud....

11/29/2006  
Anonymous Rathi said...

hey...that was something reallllllllllllllllllly good...yummmmmmmmmy...i tried it out...i have been to ur site quiet a few times....and i have to say ur cooking rawks....give us more bud....

11/29/2006  
Blogger sandhya said...

hey, i tried out your sabudana kheer and it was really yummy. I like it very much.

1/25/2008  
Anonymous sireesha said...

yummy photo...and yummy recipe
wow this is my first time here.Great collection of recipes!!!

5/22/2008  

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