Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sri Lankan Sago Dessert with Fruit Flavour

Sago is with full of starch or carbohydrates, but low in fat, protein or other vitamins. It is good when you are sick as it boosts energy & easy to digest. In Sri Lanka, sago is used as a herbal remedy to treat ailments resulting from body heat. This sago dessert is from Sri Lanka and it is good to have time to time to cool the body.

However in Sri Lankan traditional sago dessert does not include fruit juices. I tried it with fruit juices as an experiment and it was a success.

Here is the recipe

Ingredients( 4-5 servings)

1 cup Sago pearls
2 cups Water
1 cup Thick coconut milk
3 tbspn Sugar or as per taste (I use less sugar)
1 cup Fruit juice/puree of choice (optional)


Heat water in a pan.
Add sago pearls & bring to boil.
Remember to stir continuously to avoid sticking sago at the bottom of the pan.
Once sago is boiled, add thick coconut milk & stir.
Add sugar to taste.
Adjust water if you want it thinner.
Serve hot or chilled.

Above recipe gives a plain sago dessert like this.

However I tried adding fruit flavour to it.

After cooking plain sago, pour it into few bowls & mix with fruit juices. I mixed each portion with mango puree & water melon juice

Adding fruit juice not only gave the flavour, it gave a very colorful dessert too.


  1. that s great recipe,....yummy

  2. Sago dessert flavored with fruit juice seems like a great idea. nice colorful dessert Amy :-)

  3. with fruit juice. love it. looks amazing

  4. Nice twist to the regular sago, looks very inviting..

  5. Adding fruit juice sounds yummy,bookmarked.

  6. Very colorful dessert!!
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  7. amy they look so cute.. what a nice change :)

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  9. We make Pudding with Sago called 'Sabudana Kheer' which has milk, but your version is unique. A must try for me now. :)
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  12. This is new to me. Sounds really interesting & yum!!!!

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