Monday, April 21, 2014

Sago - Banana Kheer/Payasam


 
Ingredients 
 
1/4 cup Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca pearls
4 and1/2 cup water
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup sugar (or less)
1 tablespoon ghee
2 no cardamom pods
2 tbsp condensed milk(or according to the sugar level)
vanilla essence

 
Soak the sabudana for 20 minutes with 1 cup water, wash well and remove all the starchy particles. Then cook the sabudana for another 20 minutes with 1 ½ cup of water until it becomes transparent. Wash once again with water and drain it in a colander.
To this add milk, cooked sabudana , sugar , condensed milk and cook for another 10 minutes.
Cut a banana (shouldn't be very ripe..lest it gets mushy) into small chunks, slightly fry in ghee and add it to the sago - milk mix. Add crushed cardamom and a few drops of vanilla essence, mix. Swith of the stove when it becomes thick and reaches the right consistency.


Want to know more about Sago/Sabudana/Tapioca Pearls?

well..firstly,dont go by the name, They have nothing to do with tapioca.

Sago is a starch extracted from the pith of sago palm stems.  while Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of plant species Manihot esculenta.

Whilst Sago is from the pith, or middle part, of the trunk of a Sago Palm (Metroxylon sagu), Tapioca comes from Cassava or Manioc (botanically Manihot esculenta), a popular tropical crop.

Sharing few shared imges of the sago palm. ..Images courtesy - www.ARKive.org

Sago Palm Plantation
 
 
as terrace plant

 
the leaves look great, after the rains..
 
 
Sago Palm leaves uncurling..

 
gorgeous !
 
 
Palm Inflorescence
 
 
Infertile sago palm seeds
 

 

alright !..back the Kheer, you dont want it to turn cold and thick.



coz, its best when served hot.


Recipe adapted from here . Zesty South Indian Kitchen by Swathi dearest .



 

 


  
 

15 comments:

  1. this looks so yum... i love anything with sago...

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  2. wow this kheer looks so healthy and delicious thanks for sharing the wonderful clicks sona dear

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  3. kheer looks yummy ...nice info abt sago n tapiaco ..

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  4. Loved your sago pudding and amazing photography.....hats off to u.

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  5. kheer looks yummy. adding banana is a newer one to me. will try. sago palm pictures are amazing. thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love this sago banana payasam....Always payasam is my weakness....Pinnae sago description nannayittund ketto .....njan adhyamayitta sago ye kurichu ithrayum ariyunnae....Sonzzz nte post eppozhum special aanallo :)

    my new post :http://remyasbaking.blogspot.com/

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  7. Delicious banana sago kheer Sona, Love it. Glad you like it, awesome pictures and lovely writeup as always.

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  8. Looks very yummy.. Adding banana sounds interesting..

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  9. Such a delicious payasam...looks yummy...Nice pics of the sago palm

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  10. Sago palm clicks are very beautiful, delicious paysam, hard to resist.

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  11. delicious- the colour, the texture. the flavours:)

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  12. This is my husband’s favorite… total yumminess

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  13. Hi Sona,very informative posting about sago. I love sago in dessert, very refreshing and delightful. Your this dessert look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Best regards. A big hugs to you.

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  14. lovely addition of banana in sago kheer and nice info about plant too

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Sago - Banana Kheer/Payasam


 
Ingredients 
 
1/4 cup Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca pearls
4 and1/2 cup water
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup sugar (or less)
1 tablespoon ghee
2 no cardamom pods
2 tbsp condensed milk(or according to the sugar level)
vanilla essence

 
Soak the sabudana for 20 minutes with 1 cup water, wash well and remove all the starchy particles. Then cook the sabudana for another 20 minutes with 1 ½ cup of water until it becomes transparent. Wash once again with water and drain it in a colander.
To this add milk, cooked sabudana , sugar , condensed milk and cook for another 10 minutes.
Cut a banana (shouldn't be very ripe..lest it gets mushy) into small chunks, slightly fry in ghee and add it to the sago - milk mix. Add crushed cardamom and a few drops of vanilla essence, mix. Swith of the stove when it becomes thick and reaches the right consistency.


Want to know more about Sago/Sabudana/Tapioca Pearls?

well..firstly,dont go by the name, They have nothing to do with tapioca.

Sago is a starch extracted from the pith of sago palm stems.  while Tapioca is a starch extracted from the root of plant species Manihot esculenta.

Whilst Sago is from the pith, or middle part, of the trunk of a Sago Palm (Metroxylon sagu), Tapioca comes from Cassava or Manioc (botanically Manihot esculenta), a popular tropical crop.

Sharing few shared imges of the sago palm. ..Images courtesy - www.ARKive.org

Sago Palm Plantation
 
 
as terrace plant

 
the leaves look great, after the rains..
 
 
Sago Palm leaves uncurling..

 
gorgeous !
 
 
Palm Inflorescence
 
 
Infertile sago palm seeds
 

 

alright !..back the Kheer, you dont want it to turn cold and thick.



coz, its best when served hot.


Recipe adapted from here . Zesty South Indian Kitchen by Swathi dearest .



 

 


  
 

15 comments:

  1. this looks so yum... i love anything with sago...

    ReplyDelete
  2. wow this kheer looks so healthy and delicious thanks for sharing the wonderful clicks sona dear

    ReplyDelete
  3. kheer looks yummy ...nice info abt sago n tapiaco ..

    ReplyDelete
  4. Loved your sago pudding and amazing photography.....hats off to u.

    ReplyDelete
  5. kheer looks yummy. adding banana is a newer one to me. will try. sago palm pictures are amazing. thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love this sago banana payasam....Always payasam is my weakness....Pinnae sago description nannayittund ketto .....njan adhyamayitta sago ye kurichu ithrayum ariyunnae....Sonzzz nte post eppozhum special aanallo :)

    my new post :http://remyasbaking.blogspot.com/

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  7. Delicious banana sago kheer Sona, Love it. Glad you like it, awesome pictures and lovely writeup as always.

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  8. Looks very yummy.. Adding banana sounds interesting..

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  9. Such a delicious payasam...looks yummy...Nice pics of the sago palm

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  10. Sago palm clicks are very beautiful, delicious paysam, hard to resist.

    ReplyDelete
  11. delicious- the colour, the texture. the flavours:)

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is my husband’s favorite… total yumminess

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Sona,very informative posting about sago. I love sago in dessert, very refreshing and delightful. Your this dessert look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Best regards. A big hugs to you.

    ReplyDelete
  14. lovely addition of banana in sago kheer and nice info about plant too

    ReplyDelete