Sabudanyachi Lapsi / Sago Kheer

Food is such a basic need and we eat so many different types of foods through out our life. There is food we grew up eating, food we cook in our own homes as adults, food we have tasted in a restaurant, food that entices us with a look at a picture, food we taste on our travels, and so on. And then there is that small collection of recipes that does more than nourish our body, it wraps us in this cocoon of comfort and takes us back to a safe happy place. Today I will present one such recipe.

This is the recipe my mother used to make when I recovered from an illness and had no taste for food. Sabudana lapsi would bring a smile to my face and I would do my best to finish the bowl. The recipe is nothing special but it is comfort food. I rarely make it but today I was thinking of all the recipes I used to love as a child and wondered how many of those I have made for my daughter. And I remembered this. So I made a small bowl full.

You will need
1/4 cup sabudana/sago
1 cup milk
1-2 tbsp. sugar (adjust to taste)

Wash and soak the sabudana in very little water for a couple of hours. Take 2-3 tablespoon of water in a pan and add the soaked sabudana to it. Heat the water and when it is almost gone add the the milk and sugar. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes. Turn off the heat. You can eat it either hot or cold.


Sending this to the Kid's Delight event hosted this month by Mireille who blogs at Chef Mireille's East West Realm.

This is my entry for week one, day two of BM #52 for the theme Creamy Foods. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#52.


  1. Sago kheer looks yummy.. Simple comfort dish.

  2. I too loved tapioca pudding as a child...was always a delicious treat

  3. Varada, so wonderful reading about this humble comfort food..Sago has a special place in my Amma's kitchen as well..

  4. Interesting! We have so many childhood memories and its nice that you are making these dishes for you daughter .

  5. That bowl of kheer is asking me to finish rite now.. very irresistible.

  6. Sabudhana kheer is such a simple and humble dish. I rarely make it but you are tempting me to try it soon.

  7. This was one of my dad's favorite and he use to have it without sugar, remembering him after seeing this kheer.

  8. One of our fav festival kheers. Love it.

  9. I love sago kheer but I always have a hard time making it right. Either I cook the sago too much that it disintegrates or I end up splitting the milk.

  10. A simple and yummy kheer. I used to hate it as a kid but have come around to love it now.


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