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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sabudana Kheer - Tapioca Pudding

Its my 25th Post. I am so excited. So an appropriate dish to mark this milestone in my food blogging world would be a dessert.

I know its just my 25th..compared to so many of my blogger friends who have so many beautiful recipes in their repertoire. I have great respect for you all and your beautiful creations. All of you are so supportive of each other , which made me stay here a bit longer and not give up. Each day just hanging in there...Knowing someone will read my recipe and care enough to leave their comments. That really feels good. Great thankyou to all my followers. Also we have so many newbies like me coming in afresh with newer ideas. A warm welcome to you all.

Today's recipe is really easy. I'm a great fan of easy recipes with minimum ingredients. So this is made with most of the stuff you'll find it in your pantry.

1) 1/2 cup Sabudana /Tapioca
2) 4 cups milk
3) 1/2 cup Sugar
4) 2-3 green Cardamons/Elaichi (optional)
5) 1/3 cup almonds, cashewnuts and raisins
6) 1 tablespoon ghee or unsalted butter

See I did say its going to me easy breazy with a few ingredients...but tastes heavenly though..

1) Wash Sabudana and soak it in 1 cup of water for about 2-3 hrs. I prefer 3 hours but 2 hours is fine as well. Sabudana will soak up most of the water and become light and fluffy.

2) Next take a thick bottom pan and bring the milk to a boil. Add Sugar and the soaked sabudana with the water and crushed cardamoms. Keep this on slow flame and let it simmer for about 30-35 minutes.

4) In the meanwhile chop the almonds and cashews. Fry the nuts and raisons in ghee or unsalted butter and keep it ready.

Thats it...You just sit and relax or watch your favorite show while your Kheer is being slow cooked. You will see its color changing to a slight golden color.
5) Just when its done add the fried nuts and raisins and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Serve hot or chilled.

Word of Caution : Sabudana kheer will thicken over time. So if you have leftovers you might want to add some warm milk to the kheer and simmer for 2-3 minutes to get to the desired consistency.

Now its Award time....Marking my 25th Post with an Award. What more can I ask for..
My dear blogger friend Aruna @ Veggie Platter has been kind and generous to share this award with me which she received from Anncoo. Thankyou both.

I would be honoured to share this award with all my fellow bloggers. Please feel free to display it on your blog and join in my celebrations for my very 1st milestone my first 25 recipes.....