Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pudding)

Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pudding)

Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pudding)

Sabudana kheer is a gourmet dessert. Kheer is lightly flavored with cardamom and saffron. This is easy recipe to make.
No ratings yet
Course Dessert, kheer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people



  • 1/3 cup tapioca (sabudana, sago)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios
  • Few strands of saffron
  • 1/4  teaspoon cardamom powder



  • Wash and soak the tapioca in about 1/3 cups of water for at least two hour, Sabudana will soak up most of the water and become light and fluffy.
  • Boil the milk in heavy bottom pan after milk comes to boil let it boil for about another 8 to 10 minutes making sure stirring occasionally so milk does not burn in bottom of the pan.
  • Add the tapioca cook until tapioca is soft and has become translucent this should take about 4 minutes.
  • Next add sugar, cardamom, pistachios, and saffron and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the heat. As kheer will cool become little thicker in consistency.
  • Kheer can be served chilled or warm.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Please Subscribe to my YouTube channel

35 thoughts on “Sabudana Kheer (Tapioca Pudding)

  1. Hi there, I’ve tried lots of your recipes and they’ve turned out great. This one tasted good, but the tapioca wasn’t cooked. I followed the directions exactly, even cooking it a little extra. It’s one of my husband’s favorite desserts, so I’d really like to be able to make it for him. Any suggestions?

  2. Dear Manjula,

    I love your website and your recipies are nice and simple to follow. I tried coconut burfi and it was excellent. I will be trying many more of your dessert dishes!


  3. Hi,

    Thanks for the recipe. Mine did not turn out as yours, though tasted excellent. After I added sabudana, my milk curdled.

    What did I do wrong? I did put the soaked sago in hot milk. I kept stirring too.

    Also my sabudana is very powdery. As I washed a lot of powder came, which I drained and then I have to wash the soaked sabudana too, as there was a lot more white powder again. I ended up with very little puffy sabudana compared to the amount I soaked. Is there a difference in sago?

  4. This was so yummy, it’s hard to believe that sabudana can taste so…………….. good. Thank you very much for this awesome recipe.

  5. Greetings~ I found your site while looking for how to make tapioca pudding after yesterday when I tried to make tapioca following recipe on back of package of tapioca which failed miserably (it turned into giant blob of goo).
    So, today I will try yours and also your site is so helpful and easy to use, so thank you for posting like this, I will definately try some of your other recipes. The video is very helpful for a young person like me with no reference for how it should look in reality! ; ) Regards~

  6. Hi Aunty,

    Please could you make Gatte ki sabzi someday? Though I have found lots of videos for it on Google, but I am really waiting for the recipe from you


  7. Delicious! I can’t believe the simple, humble saboodana of my childhood will appear one day in this gourmet avataar!!!
    You are a life saver for so many people like me!!
    Thank you so much!

  8. So delicious!!!

    Want to win recipe books includn Nigella lawsons ”kitchen”,cutest cookie cutters, gourmet premium vanilla beans, goan sweets, bake it pretty vouchers and more,hop by to the link below, only 2 days:-)
    And includes India:-)))

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.