Sabudana or sago or javvarisi is widely used in India as a fasting food as it’s easier to digest, it makes good food for babies. Sabudhana has more starch and no important nutrition; hence, it is considered as a weight gaining food for babies. It is also advisable to feed sabudana to babies once in a while. It provides instant energy to the babies to keep them active, and it is 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 loves 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.
How to make this sabudana kheer for babies below one year?
- 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 variety. Then wash the sago well in running water and drain the water. In a saucepan, take the drained 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 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.
Here is the video of how to make sabudana kheer for babies, toddlers and kids
- Simmer and cook until the kheer gets thickens to avoid milk from curdling.
- Keep continually stirring 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 a nuts powder 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 sweetener at least till one year, Add minimal amount than mentioned or prefer sweet tasting fruits/vegetables like apple, banana, carrot, etc. or dry fruits like dates or raisins.