Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Sago with Coconut Milk Dessert

Due to popular demand (ok.. maybe only two requests), I've decided to post online my recipe for Sago with Coconut Milk dessert.


4 Soupspoons of Sago (can be replaced with Tapioca Pearls)
4 1/2 Cups of water
1 Can of Thin Coconut Milk
1 Pandan leaf (tied into a knot)
1/4 Cup of sugar (you can add more if you like it sweeter)
1/4 Rockmelon (cut up into small 1/2 cm cubes - you can substitute this with watermelon or honeydew)


Pour coconut milk into a saucepan, add the pandan leaf and bring to boil while adding in the sugar. Stir constantly. Add 1/2 cup of water into the mixture and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes on low heat. Remove the saucepan and place into a basin of cold water. Once the coconut milk reaches about room temperature, poor the contents into a large bowl and refridgerate.

While the coconut milk is cooling, bring the 4 cups of water to boil in another saucepan. Add in Sago and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Stir constantly so that the Sago won't stick to the bottom of the saucepan. After 5 minutes, turn the heat off and place the lid over the saucepan for 10 minutes. Once you remove the lid, the sago should appear all transparent (Don't worry, you haven't lost all your Sago!!). Run cold water over the saucepan while pouring the contents into a seave and continue to run cold water over the sago for a couple of minutes.

Stir the sago into the coconut milk and continue to refridgerate. Cut up the Melon into small cubes and add into the sago & coconut milk mixture.

Your Sago and Coconut Milk Dessert is now ready to serve !

  • The pandan leaf can be removed prior to refrigerating the mixture.
  • The dessert is ready to serve once you add in the melon. However, you can continue to refrigerate it.
  • If you are using watermelon instead - it doesn't mean 1/4 of the watermelon (unless the watermelon is tiny!) You should only need about 1-2 cups of the fruit - depending on how small you manage to cut up the cube pieces.
  • Try tasting the coconut milk mixture before refrigerating it. Add more sugar if it isn't sweet enough.
  • If you are not worried about calories and prefer a creamer tasting dessert, normal coconut milk can be used instead.
  • You must stir the coconut milk constantly while simmering it. Otherwise the mixture has a tendency to 'spit' !
  • The Dessert should last up to 2-3 days if kept refrigerated.
  • The whole process takes about 30-40 minutes to complete.
  • This recipe serves 2-3 people

Hope this is easy enough to follow.. Have fun !


- chi sin - said...

Don't think i need the recipe... Due to the limitation of the amount of time I have, can i have a try of the finished product please??

(finally not busy and going thru ur blog... :)

mon1ca said...

I also dun think I need the recipe. You can cook it for us!
I've tasted it! I want moreeee!!!

AstroGirl said...

The whole point of posting the recipe is so that you guys can make it yourself... !?

- chi sin - said...

astrogirl, you are so wrong... To people that you do not know in person, it means they can try to make it themselves, but to people that you DO know, it means you can make this dessert and it is yummy, and that means you really wanna share this yummy dessert, and hence asking people to come over and test your skills!!

mon... do you agree??
wahahahaa... :D~~

AstroGirl said...

chi sin.. u r definately going to be making your own dessert !

Julie said...

Wow this is the best recipe for sago! I really like how easy it is. Letting the sago sit for 10mins after boiling - genius! Thank you so much :)

Lis said...

Hi Julie,

thanks for your comment.. :) my food blog is over at http://whiskygreentea.blogspot.com/ and there are more sago recipes there.. :)