Sago Kheer (sabudana / Javarisi payasam)

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Kheer is something I do quite often. I find it is easy to make any dish with less time in the kitchen. Any dish which requires less time is good right?. Normally I do Semiya or vermicelli kheer or payasam. I had some javarisi in the fridge. I wanted try out kheer. This is my first time my friend warned me that if you cook for long time it will become porridge. It came out pretty good and to my surprise everyone liked it

Ingredients:

Sago / Javarisi / Sabudana - 1/2 cup
Milk - 3 Cups (I have used slim milk)
Sugar - 2-5 tablespoons (adjust to your sweetness.)
Ghee - 1 teaspoon
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Mixed Nuts (chopped roughly) - 2 tablespoons
Saffron strands - 1/4 teaspoon

Method:

Wash and soak Sago for 30 mins. Drain the water.
Soak the saffron strands in hot water. Keep it aside
Heat the kada. Add ghee and when it is hot add mixed nuts and fry till they are brown in color 
Boil the milk till reduce to 3/4
Boil water. When it is boiling add soaked Sago and in medium flame cook it till it is 1/2 cooked. If you want to remove the starch (which gives sticky texture to the payasam / kheer) wash it in cold water before adding milk ( I didn't do this step). Add boiled milk and let it Sago cooked
Add sugar and boil till sugar dissolves. Add cardamom powder, Chopped nuts mix well. Add soaked saffron and mix well. 
This can be served hot or cold. I like it cold.

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