Sago has a bland taste by itself, so by adding some mango pulp and kesar (saffron) flavoured milk, this dessert becomes tasty and healthy! This is filling for fasting, and one of the best fasting recipes! It is loved by all age groups.
Sago is nearly pure carbohydrate and has very little protein, vitamins, or minerals. It can be enriched by adding other healthy food options like mango, kesar (saffron), milk, etc.
Mango has high iron content, so pregnant women and people suffering from anemia are advised to consume it often. It combats acidity and improves digestion. Mango is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin E which helps hormonal system function well.
Saffron is widely used in remedies for a range of conditions from asthma to infertility.
1/2 cup sago (sabudana)
sugar to taste
1/2 cup saffron flavoured milk
1 cup mango pulp
water as required
- Wash and soak the sago for 2 hours.
- Take a thick bottomed pan and heat 2 to 3 cups water.
- When the water starts boiling, add the sago.
- Stir occasionally for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Then add sugar and cook till the sugar melts.
- Keep aside to cool.
- Once cooled add the kesar flavoured cold milk and chilled mango pulp.
- Serve chilled.
To make the kesar flavoured milk, add 5 to 6 strands of kesar to hot milk.