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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pineapple- Sago Pudding | Light Dessert & Merry Christmas !!

Joy to the world,Joy to the world,
Joy to the world,The lord is come
Let earth receive her king
Let every heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing,And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world the savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While field and floods,
rocks,hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat,repeat the sounding joy....

One of my favorite song that I keep humming a lot these days and suits perfectly to the Christmas mood.Carols are great time to sing along and to keep the spirits high in the festive season.Hope all are busy with their last minute shopping's,wrapping gifts and cooking many delicacies.We are also excited to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.Today's post is a simple yet delicious dessert that can fit into your menu for Christmas too.This is a very light pudding that can be served after the heavy feast.Kids loved the cooked pearls and pineapple cooked in coconut milk.This pudding requires no much time if you have chopped pineapples ready.I have slightly modified the recipe from the original recipe.And am sure all will love it,do give it a try!!

inspired from: my recipes

sago/sabudana/chavviri 1/2 cup
coconut milk light /thin 4 cups or 2 cans
pineapple 1/ -3/4 cup chopped
sugar 2tbsp + 3 tbsp or more
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
butter 1tsp

  • Wash the sago and keep aside.Heat a cooker or any thick bottomed pan.Add the butter,wait to coat the bottom.Add the sago and add 2 cups water.Let it cook on low medium flame.Don't increase the flame as sago sticks to the bottom of the cooker and keep stirring in between to avoid sticking.It may take 15-20 minutes to get  3/4 cooked.There are two ways of doing this,either switch off flame and add cold water to the sago.Drain the sago in a colander and helps remove excess starch.Second way is to leave the cooked sago just like that and proceed further.I haven't drained the sago pearls.
  • Add the drained sago to the cooker again or to the cooked sago(without draining) add the coconut milk,sugar(3tbsp or more as per sweet tooth).Cook until its fully cooked(another 10 minutes)and the pudding gets thicker.
  • Add cardamom powder,switch off flame.It tends to thicken on cooling.
  • In the mean time,place another non stick pan on medium heat.Add the pineapple slices and sugar(2tbsp).Keep stirring until the sugar starts to caramelize and coats the pineapple lightly to give a light brown shade.Switch off flame and add the cooked pineapple to the cooked sago mix.
  • Give a quick stir and leave covered for 5-7 mins for pineapple flavors to seep in.
  • Serve in pudding cups with a cherry or toasted coconut on top.
Serves ~ 2 adults

* I used fresh pineapples,you can use canned slices too.I added 3/4 cup chopped pineapple but you can always add 1/2 cup too.
*Adding cardamom powder is optional.You can add pineapple extract too.
*If you make it slightly watery,then can be served as payasam too.
*Remove 1/ cup of cooked sago mixture,add a beaten egg.Whisk well and add to the cooker along with whole of cooked sago.This adds taste and thickness to the pudding.I haven't done that.

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Wishing all my readers and all friends a very Merry Christmas,Hope you all have a great one !!!!


Padma said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice presentation!! Very tempting....Merry christmas!!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

anything with sago and I am in for it... looks so delicious, especially since cooked in coconut milk! Yum...

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Pudding..merry Christmas to you n your family :)


Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting dessert . Merry christamas to uand your family

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

Addition of pineapple must have made the dessert more delicious

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy dessert....n beautiful style of presentation.... :) n Merry Christmas to u too :)

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Merry christmas to u n your family..Thats a lovely dessert..

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Compliments of the season Julie.. This dessert looks so delish.. Beautifully presented dear

Ranjani said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome it looks.. its really perfect treat for this christmas season..

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats so tempting!!

Seenas Food Basket said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy dessert.. Happy Christmas to you and family.. Pls visit my space -

LaavysKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a yummy dessert indeed !! Beautiful clicks :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great presentation and looks so good!