Palm Candy - Sabudhana Kheer


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Palm Candy, known as Panam kalkandu in Tamil, though unrefined, is purely natural, so good for health unlike refined white sugar. It cleanses the system, has antioxidants, promotes muscles and has vital minerals. It is good for sore throat also.Sago, called Sabudhana in Hindi and Tapioca pearls in English, is a healthy protein source, contains calcium, iron and Vitamin K in plenty, it also keeps us energised throughout the day, that's why many have Sago as a fasting diet.
In this recipe, both these are combined!!!

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Palm Candy - Sabudhana Kheer recipe - How to make Palm Candy - Sabudhana Kheer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 cups

10 cups milk
1/2 cup sago (sabudana)
1/3 cup palm candy powder
2 tsp white sugar
a few saffron (kesar) strands strands
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  1. In 1 tsp ghee in a pan and roast the sago for 3 minutes.
  2. Put the milk to boil in a deep non-stick pan. Add saffron, cardamom powder and sago to the boiling milk, which is condensing well.
  3. Palm Candy powder definitely has dust and impurities. Pour hot water over it, allow to stand for 10 minutes, dust will settle down at the bottom, palm candy also would have melted well, then, strain it with a fine sieve. Then add to the kheer. Add 2 tsps sugar too. If you have palm candy chunks, po
  4. Serve the creamy textured, healthy kheer...warm during winter to soothe a hurting throat...or cold during summer to quench the thirst!!!

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This recipe was contributed by Malpat on 14 Aug 2016
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