rinse the sabudana pearls till the water runs clear of the starch.
take a thick bottomed pan or sauce pan in which you will be making the kheer. add the rinsed sabudana pearls and water in the pan.
cover and let the pearls get soaked in the water for 15-20 minutes.
later keep this pan on the stove top and begin to cook the pearls.
meanwhile heat or warm the milk too. no need to boil the milk.
after 4-5 minutes, add the milk to the pan and continue to cook.
add sugar and cardamom powder and simmer till the pearls have cooked well for about 20-25 minutes on a low to medium flame.
keep on stirring occasionally.
switch off the fire and add cashews and raisins.
garnish the sabudana kheer with saffron strands.
serve sabudana kheer hot or warm or cold.