Sabudana kheer: Tapioca pearls and coconut milk pudding with Raspberry syrup. DF

By  Ratna

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Navaratri  or  nine  nights  is  celebrating  the  feminine  form  of  the  divine.  Devotees  partake  food  with  no  grains  for  each  of  these  nine  days.  Sabudana  which  is  granules  made  from  Tapioca  root  is  an  acceptable  form  of  nutrition.

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I  was  looking  for  ways  to  use  up  my  raspberries.  I  made  a  syrup  from  them  and  layered  this  with  the  Sabudana  pudding.  A  nice  garnish  on  top,  and  voilla,  we  had  fusion  dessert  here.

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Recipe:  

Serves  6.

Ingredients:

Sabudana ( Tapioca  pearls ),  washed  with  water                                    1/3 cup

Coconut  milk  ( Can  from  Aroy  D  )                                                           2  cups

Cardamom  powder                                                                                    1/2  tsp

Raspberries  washed                                                                                   2 1/4  cups

Sugar                                                                                                          1/3  &  2/3  cup

Cornstarch                                                                                                  2  Tbsps

Water                                                                                                          1/2  cup

Coconut  slivers                                                                                           few  to  garnish

Method;

Mix  the  cornstarch  and  water  into  a  lump  free  slurry.  Put  the  raspberries  in  a  blender  and  make  a  puree.  Take  this  puree,  cornstarch  mixture  and  1/3  rd  cup  sugar  in  a  pan  over  medium  heat.  Make  it  into  a  thick  sauce,  about  5  minutes.  Put  the  gas  off.

Boil  the  Sabudana  with  half  cup  water  on  a  medium  flame  till  soft,  about  7  minutes.  Add  the  coconut  milk,  Cardamom  powder  and  2/3  cup  sugar.  Simmer  on  low  medium  flame  for  about  20  minutes,  stirring  sometimes.  The  Sabudana  will  turn  translucent,  some  will  blend  in  the  milk,  thickening  it.  Turn  the  gas  off.

You  can  serve  it  hot.  I  assembled  it  in  layers.  Garnish  with  a  few  whole  Raspberries  and  Coconut  slivers.

Inside  Scoop;

Sabudana  can  be  purchased  from  Indian  grocery  store.

The  botanical  name  for  Tapioca  is  Manihot  Esculenta  Crantz  syn.  Utilissima.

6 thoughts on “Sabudana kheer: Tapioca pearls and coconut milk pudding with Raspberry syrup. DF

  1. Tapioca pearls are the kitchen jewels I love to hold in my hands. So delicate and pure! Transforming the pearls into this subtle pudding, lavished with the coconut milk and crowning each verrine with freshly picked raspberries – delectable, Ratna! Thanks so much for sharing this posting 😉

  2. What a spectacular dessert! I am sure it tasted as amazing as it looks. I am keeping an eye on the markets every week for seasonal raspberries…love them so much! Now you are making me crave them even more:-)

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