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Sabudana Kheer

Tapioca Pudding
This is eggless Tapioca Pudding recipe very popular by name of Kheer - tapioca cooked at slow heat in milk. I sometimes use soy milk or almond milk instead of regular dairy to avoid some calories and it is good for people on special diet too. Likewise you can replace sugar in pudding with other natural sweeteners like agave syrup or honey or even sugar free with Stevia.
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Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca Pudding
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2


  • 3 Cup Milk  (Prefer whole fat milk or use skim milk if trying to avoid calories.)
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Pearls  
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar  
  • 2-3 Cardamom  
  • 2 tbsp Pistachio  (Crushed for garnish - optional )


  • Step for Recipe - Tapioca Pudding
    1. Add 2 cups of milk in a heavy bottom pan, bring to boil. Add tapioca pearls, cardamom and simmer for 15 minutes or till pearls are slightly translucent and milk has reduced and has thick consistency.
  • Step for Recipe - Tapioca Pudding
    2. Now add remaining 1 cup milk, sugar and simmer for another 10 minutes or till milk has reduced to half and Tapioca pearls can be mashed easily if pressed between two fingers. Garnish and serve hot or cold for dessert course.
Savita's Notes:
Agave is sweeter than sugar so use less quantity to start with and then mix more later after tasting and per your liking.

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10 comment(s)

  1. Could I use powdered cardamom and if so, how much?

    Hi Pepper, you can use cardamom powder. 1/4 tsp for subtle flavor which I get by 2-3 whole cardamoms in this recipe. I hope it helps.
  2. This reminds me of what my grandmother gave me when I was a kid. I'm 72 now and still love the stuff. Believe it or not, we used to call them frogs eyes. LOL.

    Hi Barry, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I can totally connect with your grandma's food experience. I have gown up with fond memories of my grandma's cooking. :)
  3. Delicious and easy! My daughter is allergic to eggs so this recipe was perfect.
  4. Excellent recipe. Will try it soom....
  5. I love Tapioca, got pack today from Chinese store, have to try this egg free pudding
  6. HI, I tried Tapioca Pudding recipe with lowfat milk and Agave Syrup, really loved the results. Thanks.
  7. HI, I tried Tapioca Pudding recipe with lowfat milk and Agave Syrup; really loved the results. Thanks!!
  8. Chef, my son is allergic to eggs. I think this pudding is a contender in my quest to make allergy free desserts for my kid. However, I will use Agave Syrup instead of sugar. Thanks for the recipe.