Indian Sweet Milk Dessert with Tapioca Pearls

Gayathri Ramanan


This is one of my favorite dessert. I got this recipe from my mom, who is a great cook and I love all her recipes. I use to make this dessert for birthday, anniversary day and festival days. This is my husband favorite dessert too. One thing I love about sago is that it gives cooling effect to the body and great in taste when you add sugar to it.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 Hr
30 Min


  • 1/4 c
    sago / tapioca pearls
  • 21/2 c
    milk 2%
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
  • 1 clove
  • 10 small
    cashews, unsalted
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Indian Sweet Milk Dessert with Tapioca Pearls


  1. Soak sago / Tapioca pearls for 1 hr and drain the water.
  2. Heat a pan with ghee, roast the cashews and keep it aside.
  3. Heat water in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the soaked sago and cook till it becomes soft.
  4. Add milk to it, let it come to rolling boil and simmer it for 15-20 mins.
  5. Add sugar and crushed cardamom, bring it to boil again.
  6. Finally add cashews and give a quick stir. Switch off the stove.
  7. Serve it in a bowl, either hot or cold.

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