Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sago Gula Melaka/Sago Pudding with Palm Sugar Syrup

The temperature here in Pa went from upper 50’s to over 80 degree in just one day last week and it was totally shock to my body. I need something sweet and cooling to cool myself down. What can be better than having some sago gula Melaka. I always have a soft spot for Gula Melaka. I like it in my dessert a lot. Gula Melaka is used in a lot of our Malaysian dessert. You can read more about it here. Besides loving it in cendol, I like it in sago too. This is so easy to make. With just a few ingredients and you have a nice cold dessert after your meal.




Ingredients:

1 cup of small sago pearls
200 gram gula Melaka – chopped into small pieces
1 ¼ cups thick of coconut milk
¼ tsp salt
2 pandan leaves


1. Wash and soak sago for 15 minutes. Bring 6 cups of water to boil. Strain the sago and add it into the boiling water. Keep stirring for 3 minutes, turn off the heat and cover for 15 minutes.
2. Pour sago into a strainer and rinse under cold running water to remove all the starch. Drain access water and set it aside to chill in the refrigerator.
3. In a small saucepan bring the coconut milk, salt and pandan leaves to a slow boil. (do not boil over high heat or else the coconut milk will curdle) Remove the pandan leaves and set it aside to cool completely in the fridge.
4. Put the gula Melaka and ¼ cup of water in a small saucepan over low heat. Melt the sugar, strain and set it aside to cool
5. Serve the pearl sago with coconut milk and gula Melaka syrup.


I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.

21 comments:

Jeannie said...

I never knew this lovely dessert is so easy to make...it's been a long time since I last ate it, seeing your photos are making me craving for some now, hope you have a great weekend:)

Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet~ said...

It is a lovely dessert, and I would love to try it. Here in Florida we have been in the mid 80s for awhile now. I am totally enjoying it before it gets too hot to sit outside.

The Sweetylicious said...

nice refreshing dessert esp for hot weather! love it! (: (:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Ya, this is best to serve when hot weather, I think I need to prepare some, weather here also start to hot now.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Talking about crazy weather, it was like that too while I was in CA. But I think I can have this delicious treat even in cold weather Gert, lol! Thanks for sharing this, looks like you are truly not loosing touch with all this loca
Asian treats, yum!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Wow, I am beginning to think that you guys will be going directly from winter to summer! You've just reminded me that I have not had this for quite a while... It is fashionable now to serve this with ..durian!

Anncoo said...

Gert, I need a glass of the cooling dessert too! It is very hot today!!

Lisa H. said...

I could do with a glass, please :D
Our Summer refused to bow out :(

Zurin said...

How clever Gert! colouring it green. My favourite colour ever. This looks really cooling and refreshing.

Yummy Bakes said...

This dessert is most needed in a hot weather like Singapore now. How I wish I could reach for one ...

Elin said...

wow a sudden rise in temperature...and this will be great for a hot day :)

Khim said...

Hi, I made this 2 weeks ago because my husband ate it in Melaka and likes it. As I had a ripe mango, I cut it into small cubes and hid them under my sago. I also used coconut powder to get 'less thick than usual' coconut milk so my mum-in-law who is health conscious could try this dessert. To make it more appealing, i also add red, blue and green colouring to my sago (I made 3 rice bowls). It turned out to be quite a hit. My hubby, kids, MIL, FIL and sis were full of praise of the dessert. This is definitely a great dessert to try out.

ICook4Fun said...

Jeannie, yes this is really easy to make.

Lyndsey, thank you. Oh the weather is getting warmer here too and soon it is time for shorts :)

Sweetylicious, yes this is a real refreshing dessert.

Sonia, this is great for Malaysia hot and humid weather.

Bee Bee, the weather is crazy here too. This Wednesday it will be in the 80's again :)

Shirley, global warming so weather everywhere is going haywire :(

ICook4Fun said...

Ann, come over and we can have it together :)

Lisa, come over. We can share it :)

Zurin, actually the sago pearls came in green :)

Yummy Bakes, :)

Elin, yes it is.

Khim, great idea by adding some mango to it. I am not a fan of coconut powder as I prefer to use the can ones. To make this healthier you can actually use evaporated milk instead of coconut milk and they taste just as good.

sheela said...

Oh I havent found green sago here in Malaysia! Maybe I cld use cendol instead

Khim said...

Thanks you so much, ICook4Fun. Great! I will try it out with evaporated milk the next round. I was contemplating to use it last time but dropped the idea as that was my first attempt. I was worried that the taste would be compromised if I used evaporated milk. (in fact, I have been substituting coconut milk with condensed milk whenever I make agar agar).

petite nyonya said...

this must be a nice homeland reminder for you..i think we just can't live without gula melaka regardless where we reside.

Cheah said...

This is perfect on a hot day! Nice clicks too!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

cendol!! I want some too!!

mycookinghut said...

This is always my favourite! Today we have almost summer-like temperature of 26C !!

shaz said...

At first I thought it was cendol because it was green. Then I realised it's coloured sago :) I love this dessert.