Sabudana or sago or javvarisi is widely used in India as a fasting food as it’s easier to digest, it makes a good food for babies. Sabudhana has more starch and no important nutrition, hence its considered as a weight gaining food for babies. Its also advisable to feed sabudana to babies once in a while. It provides instant energy to the babies to keep them active and its given to babies during diarrhea.
Sabudana can be given to babies from 6 months as Sabudana water, Sabudana khichdi and Sabudana porridge. Check with your baby’s doctor before introducing sago to your baby. This sabudana kheer recipe is for toddlers. My baby love this sago kheer next to this pumpkin kheer, she loves to see the cute tiny balls in sago kheer. Skip adding nuts if you’re feeding this kheer for a sick child. Here is how to make sabudana kheer recipe, for toddlers.
- Sabudana/Sago - ¼ cup
- Boiled Milk - 1.25 cups or 250 ml
- Sugar - 1 tbsp
- Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
- Ghee - 1 tsp (optional)
- Chopped nuts - 1 tsp (optional for garnishing)
- Water - as needed
- Soak sago in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Soaking time depends on the sago varierty. Then wash the sago well in running water and drain the water. In a saucepan , take the drainded sago and add water till it immersed level. Cook in low flame until sago becomes transparent.
- Add the boiled milk now to the cooked sago and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes until the milk thickens. Keep in low flame in order to avoid curdling.
- Add cardamom powder and give a quick stir. Then add sugar and mix well till it dissolves.
- Cook for five more minutes until the sago is blended well with milk. Switch off the flame once done. Finally garnish with ghee fried nuts if you prefer.
- Simmer and cook until the kheer gets thickens to avoid milk from curdling.
- Keep stirring constantly to avoid burning.
- Soaking time purely depends on the sago variety used.
- You can skip nuts to make this kheer.
- Replace sugar with jaggery powder for the healthy version.
- If you are making this sabudana kheer for babies, take care to chop the nuts finely or use nuts powder in order to avoid choking.
- This sago kheer thickens with time, switch off the flame accordingly. Adjust with boiled milk if it is too thick.
- Offer this kheer plain when you start. Try to avoid jaggery/ palm sugar/ palm jaggery or any kind of sweetener at least till one year, Add very little amount than mentioned or prefer sweet tasting fruits/vegetables like apple, banana, carrot etc or dry fruits like dates or raisins.