Sri Lankan Sago Dessert

Sri Lankan Sago Dessert

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.

Saw Kanda from Sri Lanka

Saw Kanda from Sri Lanka

However in Sri Lankan traditional sago dessert does not include fruit juices.It is called ‘Saw Kanda‘. 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)
Method
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.