Sweet and Savory with Coconut Milk Flavor in a Bowl of Pearl Sago Porridge

Colorful sago pearls

Of the various sago foods that we already know, perhaps pearl sago is the most familiar to us. Pearl sago can indeed be processed into cakes and other sweet foods.

The chewy texture makes the tongue do not stop swaying. Especially if in the month of fasting, surely pearl sago is served on the table as an appetizer.

As the name suggests, pearl sago is shaped like a small round pearl with distinctive colors of red, white, and green. This pearl sago is also the easiest to get at the nearest shops.

The price is also relatively cheap. And the most processed foods, such as ice cendol, pudding, porridge, and cake mendut.

There are two types of pearl sago on the market. Local pearl sago and imported pearl sago.

Local products are usually rather large and have a hard, chewy texture. Meanwhile, imported products are smaller in shape with a softer and chewy texture similar to jelly.

However, they are more expensive. The color of local pearl sago is mostly white, red, and green in one package.

Everything is thick and flashy. Meanwhile, imported pearl sago which is often called pearl sago has more varied colors such as orange, pink, light green, and light blue.

In one package there is only one color that is not mixed. After cooking, the color of imported sago will look clearer and the texture will be softer.

How to boil sago pearls

Often when boiling sago pearls it will stick together. The way to get around this so that it doesn't stick is to boil it in enough water.

Can be added directly with pandan leaves so that the aroma becomes fragrant. To find out if the pearl sago is ripe or not, look at the center of the seed.

If it is completely clear, it means the sago is ripe. However, if there is still white, it means that you still need to boil it again.

After being removed from the stew, the pearl sago is filtered and should be washed immediately with cold water. This is so that the sago seeds do not stick to one another.

Make savory and sweet pearl sago porridge with a coconut flavor

Well, friends, we still want to experiment with this pearl sago preparation, don't we? How do you guys try to cook an easy meal, namely sago porridge.

Of course the taste is guaranteed delicious. The ingredients we need for this dish, among others, are 250 grams of pearl sago (can be purchased at the shop in plastic packaging), half a liter of water or about 6 cups, 150 grams of granulated sugar (if you want it sweeter, you can add more sugar) , 2 pandan leaves, and 1 liter of water (for soaking).

Meanwhile, to make coconut milk sauce we need 250 ml of coconut milk, teaspoon salt, and 1 sheet of pandan leaves. As usual friends, when cooking there must be assistance from the family.

Moreover, later how to make it stirred for a long time on the stove. Sure is hot, right?

Now let's start cooking, shall we? First, cook six cups of water, pandan leaves, and sugar until it boils, then add a little salt.

Pour the pearl sago, continue to cook, stirring until it thickens and boils, then remove the sago. Then, cook all the sauce ingredients while continuing to stir so that the coconut milk does not break.

If it is boiling then remove. Serve the pearl sago porridge with coconut milk sauce.

Pearl sago porridge is best eaten in the morning and still warm. However, it is also delicious when used as a dessert.
Pearl sago porridge is best eaten in the morning and still warm. However, it is also delicious when used as a dessert.

This pearl sago porridge is also filling, you know! Just like porridge in general.

The sweet, legit, and sago savory taste will definitely make us want to enjoy it until the last spoonful. So, don't forget to try it at home!

When it becomes porridge, also remember the neighbors around the house. They will be happy if we share the dishes that have been made.

We've tried a lot of food recipes from sago from various regions in Indonesia. Hopefully, it will enrich your insight and also the taste of Indonesian cuisine, which has a variety of carbohydrates and is highly nutritious.