Javvarisi Payasam - Sago Kheer - Sabudana Kheer Recipe

Javvarisi Payasam
Sago / Javvarisi Payasam is one of the easiest payasam recipes next to semiya payasam. As tamil new year is nearing I wanted to post this simple easy payasam which has been long due here in this space. I used to call this balls payasam as a kid and am still bowled out to see the cute looking balls,arent they cute?!
Javvarisi Payasam Recipe
You can have the payasam as such or dunk few papads / medu vadas into the payasam and feast on it....yes I love it that way :) Mittu is not fond of any payasam but she had few spoons of this, it is sure a hit among kids.
Sago Kheer Recipe

Sago Payasam Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Sago - 1/2 cup (I used Nylon small variety)
Milk - 3 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 8 broken
Raisins - 10
Cardamom powder - from 1
Melted Ghee - 1 tsp
Water - 1 and 1/4 cups (adjust)


  1. I used the nylon variety of sago which is very small and mildly transparent as you can see in the pics.First roast the sago in 1/2 tsp of ghee for 3mins set aside. In the same pan add remaining ghee and roast cashews, raisins until golden brown, set aside.
    How to make javvarisi payasam - Step1
  2. In a wide bottomed vessel boil water, then add sago to boiling water cook until sago turns completely transparent and soft to touch. Drain off the extra water to discard the top layer of scum but this is purely optional.Drain and set the cooked sago aside. Boil milk(Reserve 1/4 cup milk at the time of serving as the payasam thickens with time) and simmer for 5mins till the milk starts thickening.
    How to make javvarisi payasam - Step2
  3. Then add sugar and mix well till sugar completely dissolves, then add cooked sago and keep cooking for 2-3mins. Keep in low flame to avoid milk from curdling.Then add cardamom powder.
    How to make javvarisi payasam - Step3
  4. Give a quick stir, cook for 2more mins until sago is completely blended with milk. Finally garnish with ghee fried raisins and cashews.
    How to make javvarisi payasam - Step4
Serve hot or chilled as per your liking , I love it chilled!!
Javvarisi Payasam

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Sago Kheer Recipe

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