How to make Sweet Potato and Sago Kheer -

Sweet potatoes give a new identity to the traditional sabudana kheer.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sweet potatoes (शक्करकंद), Sago (sabudana) (साबुदाना)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Badami Puri Puran Karanji Baked Karanji Chocolate Kheer

Sweet Potato and Sago Kheer

Sweet Potato and Sago Kheer Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sweet Potato and Sago Kheer Recipe

  • Sweet potatoes peeled, boiled and cut into cubes 2 medium

  • Sago (sabudana) soaked for 2 hours ½ cup

  • Milk 4 cups

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar ½ cup

  • Cashewnuts ¼ cup + for garnishing

  • Raisins ¼ cup + for garnishing

  • Green cardamom powder ½-1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add sweet potatoes, mix and stir-fry on high heat for about a minute. Remove from heat and transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes or till reduced. Add sago, mix and cook for 10 minutes or till the sago is soft.

Step 3

Add sautéed sweet potatoes, mix and cook for 5 minutes. Add sugar, mix and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes.

Step 4

Add cashewnuts, raisins and cardamom powder, mix and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with cashewnuts and raisins.

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