Sago/Javarisi/sabudana - 1/3 cup
Sugar - 1/4 -1/3 cup (depending on the sweetness you want)
Milk - 5 cups
Cashew nuts - 6-8 chopped
Almonds - 5 (blanched and slivered*)
Saffron - few strands
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Soak sabudana in just enough water to cover it for 1 hour. After that is should be fluffy and plump. Keep it aside.
Heat a tsp of ghee and roast the nuts (cashews & almonds) and raisins separately.
Soak saffron is a tbsp of milk.
In a heavy bottom pan/ kadai, boil milk. Simmer and let the milk reduce a little.
Then add the soaked sabudana, simmer and cook till it is soft. Keep stirring now and then, so that the sago gets cooked evenly.
Add saffron and sugar and cook till sugar dissolves.
Then add the nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix well.
Serve hot or cold.