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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Almond - Sago Kheer / Badam - Saggubiyyam Payasam


Sago kheer is one of the preferred kheers during summer at our home since it is considered a coolant. Recently I saw an yummier version on a TV show, combining it with almonds. Actually I should say it was like bringing together two delectable kheers - the almond kheer and the sago one, to come up with a healthy, nutritious treat. I tried it immediately and was very much impressed with the outcome and so it makes an appearance here. Also the tiny sago I used were cooked in about 5 minutes and so this kheer was a breeze to prepare. It can be a part of a festive meal or prepared to impress your guests.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup sago / saggubiyyam
2.5 - 3 cups milk (Boiled and cooled)
6 - 8 tbsp sugar (or adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 - 2 Tbsp slivered almonds to garnish (optional)


Method:
* Grind almonds into a paste adding water. 
* Heat ghee in a non stick sauce pan. Add almond paste, milk and sugar. Bring it to a boil and add sago. Cook until sago is done. My sago was done in about 5 minutes. Add cardamom powder and turn off the stove.
* This can be served chilled during summers or hot during cold weather.
* Garnish with slivered almonds.


Note:
1. There is no need to skin the almonds for this recipe. However if one prefers so, the almonds need to be soaked in water and peeled. For a quicker option, they can be nuked in a microwave with little water for a couple of minutes. The skins come off easily.
2. I added the tiny, quick cooking sago and so the kheer was done in no time.

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Comments 

18 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and inviting sago preparation.
Deepa

Pallavi Purani said...

I am not a sago kheer fan :( However I love your presentation a lot. good one.

Apu said...

Looks wonderfully tempting!

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks absolutely amazing... bookmarked!!!

Archana Potdar said...

Wow what a delicious kheer. your pics are awesome.

Priya Suresh said...

Very rich,creamy and super nutty kheer, inviting.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Yummy rich creamy tasty kheer

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

I totally agree that the combo is irresistible!! Love it.

Suchi Sm said...

Yummy healthy pack.. kids vl go craze for this...

Suchi Sm said...

Yummy healthy pack.. kids vl go craze for this...

Rajani S said...

Such inviting kheer! Lovely!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Paysam looks yummy helthy

Srivalli said...

It's surely very delicious Suma..lovely pictures..

vaishali sabnani said...

kheers are welcome any time...and I like that bowl..looks so so inviting.

Pavani N said...

That sure is a definitely yummy combination for a kheer. Lovely clicks.

Manju said...

Lovely combo.

veena krishnakumar said...

delicious kheer. Lovely combo

Pallavi Purani said...

Very interesting :)