Sago kesari

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We usually make kesari using sooji or atta or with semiya too. I have posted the South Indian version of kesari and also the North Indian Sooji ka halwa recipe too. Kesari is a very popular sweet of Tamil Nadu. I have seen Sago kesari on Sharmis passion website. While I was cleaning up my grocery cupboard, I noticed a packet of Nylon sago. So I thought of trying out this Sago kesari.

The recipe is very easy and doesn’t involve any soaking of sago. But if you are using a big variety of sago, you need to soak that one. I have mentioned that in the post and also in the notes section too.

Usually for Rava kesari, we add little more ghee but for this sago kesari, not much ghee is required. This tasted more like karachi halwa and we all enjoyed it a lot.

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Sago kesari recipe 

Sago kesari

Sago kesari recipe

Jeyashri suresh
Easy and tasty sweet using sago pearls
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Festival recipes,, Sweet
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Nylon javvarisi
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom powder
  • A tiny pinch of orange food color
  • Few cashew nuts

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl add sago and wash it 3-4 times.
  • No need to soak this.
  • Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp ghee and add the cashew nuts.
  • Fry this till it becomes golden brown in color.
  • Take it out.
  • In the same pan add the washed sago.
  • Saute it for a minute.
  • Add 1 cup of water and mix well.
  • Let this cook in water, add the remaining half cup of water in intervals.
  • The sago gets cooked so fast.
  • Since we are using the tiny variety of sago it gets cooked very fast.
  • If using the maavu javvarisi, the normal big ones, wash it well and sprinkle water well, and keep it soaked for 3-4 hours.
  • Once the sago is cooked and it turns glossy, add the orange food color.
  • If you don’t want to add this, feel free to skip it.
  • Now add the sugar.
  • I added 1/3 cup sugar, but later felt I should have added a little more.
  • Once you add the sugar, the sago mixture tends to loosen.
  • But after cooking for few minutes, it will be thickened.
  • Add 2 tsp of ghee and mix well.
  • Now add in the cardamom powder and roasted cashew nuts.
  • Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Sago kesari is ready to serve.

Video

Notes

1. If you want to reheat this, heat water in a pan and place a bowl full of kesari inside the hot water, and heat it.
2. Ensure the water will not splash into the sago kesari.
3. You can use maavu javvarisi also to make this Sago kesari, in that case, soak it for 3-4 hours.
Keyword Festival recipes, sweets
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  • In a bowl add sago and wash it 3-4 times.
  • No need to soak this.
  • Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add 1 tsp ghee and add the cashew nuts.
  • Fry this till it becomes golden brown in colour.
  • Take it out.
  • In the same pan add the washed sago.
  • Saute it for a minute.
  • Add 1 cup of water and mix well.
  • Let this cook in water, add the remaining half cup of water in intervals.
  • The sago gets cooked so fast.
  • Since we are using the tiny variety of sago it gets cooked very fast.
  • If using the maavu javvarisi, the normal big ones, wash it well and sprinkle water well and keep it soaked for 3-4 hours.
  • Once the sago is cooked and it turns glossy, add the orange food colour.
  • If you don’t want to add this, feel free to skip it.
  • Mix well.
  • Now add the sugar.
  • I added 1/3 cup sugar, but later felt I should have added a little more.
  • Once you add the sugar, the sago mixture tends to loosen.
  • But after cooking for few minutes, it will be thickened.
  • Add 2 tsp of ghee and mix well.
  • Now add in the cardamom powder and roasted cashew nuts.
  • Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Sago Kesari is ready to serve.
Sago kesari

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