Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bubur Cha Cha (Sweet Potato And Sago In Coconut Milk)


Okay, it is like this with blogging. An interesting avenue no doubt, but juggling it between working and managing my home affairs can be tiring and stressful as well. Yes, indeed tiring, I admit I have thought about shutting down my blog because I can't cope. Then again, after 4 years of faithfully blogging, quite sentimental actually since I know my followers are always looking forward to - what's next on nava k.

So here I am again, trying to squeeze an hour for the intro and  aligning the pictures for this all time favorite Malaysian sweet dessert. Basically made with the extra ingredients I had after making Bubur Kacang Hijau and Serai Sayur Lodeh and scented with the screwpine/pandan leaves from my garden.
While there are various types of bubur cha cha, the essential ingredients are coconut milk, white sugar or palm sugar, sweet potatoes and why not to sago, also, you can add yam and perhaps tapioca. 
(Note:  Ingredients are estimates, plus minus as per taste)

Ingredients
3 medium size sweet potatoes - remove skin and cut into medium size pieces
4-5 pandan/screwpine leaves - knotted
1/2 cup green/white sago - soak for 30 minutes, gently rinse under running water and drain off the water.
3/4 cup palm sugar/gula melaka (or as needed)
1 tbsp white sugar
Coconut cream/milk - as needed
A pinch of salt
Method
Simmer enough water in a pot.
Add sago. Stir and cook till translucent.
Drain off water and rinse sago under running water.
(Note; keep sago soaked in water to prevent from sticking together. Before adding into the simmered potatoes, drain off the water)
Simmer another 4 cups of water with the knotted pandan leaves.
Add potatoes and cook to soften.
Add sago, palm sugar, white sugar, salt and coconut milk.
Stir till a boiling point.
Remove from heat.
Served hot, chilled or with ice cubes.
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44 comments:

  1. this looks so mouthwatering... i love sago and with sweet potatoes, wow... u r right regarding blogging, even i work and have a home, but i love my blogging... :)

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  2. Nava, this is such a healthy dessert. loved the colors, pics, everything about it and even your writing.

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  3. Wow, wow - what can I say, I wanna grab that spoon and jump straight in. Looks creamy, colorful & drool worthy!! The presentation is perfect too.
    As per your post this is one of the most popular sweet dishes in Malaysia, since I have never heard this before, to me it looks more like a perfect gourmet dish in itself. Never have seen 'green sago' anywhere either.
    Also about blogging, yes initially it was like a daily chore but now it is more like fun, I think once we get the rhythm , we just play along.

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  4. Delicious drink. U r right, v r all connected thru blogging

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  5. Delicious drink. U r right, v r all connected thru blogging

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  6. This looks tempting . I have never used coconut milk. But i am being tempted to try.

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  7. this is so inviting im gonna make it someday for real i love bubur cha cha.. :D

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  8. Wonderful presentation, love the colors it looks delicious and refreshing :)

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  9. Beautiful presentation ,tempting clicks.

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  10. mouthwatering recipe with nice presentation...

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  11. I love sago payasam, with sweet potatoes yummy, I gotta to try this for sure. Delicious...

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  12. My kind of dessert drinks,looks at the colors,make my mouth watering right now, gorgeus pictures, and I'm so glad to meet you here in a blogging world :) who knows maybe we can meet you in person somedays, I hope you will travel to Washington DC in the future :) not too far from where I lived !

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  13. Very true Nava on blogging. Meeting new bloggers, recipes and learning much more everyday.
    And that glass full refreshing. I love this :)

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  14. This dish needs to be given a try. Nice recipe :-)

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  15. Wow! This looks so delicious! Lovely presentation! Can't help drooling!! :)
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  16. The dessert looks beautiful, I have never tasted it :( Now i have cravings for Bubur Cha Cha Nava !!! I'm drooling here...

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  17. I like this but can't take much because of the santan

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  18. wowwww nice dessert...see the picture make me so cravings....nyum nyum...

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  19. Hi Nava, your bubur cha cha look so inviting. I need one right now and I never get tired of eating this wonderful dessert. :)

    Sorry, I'm late in commenting and miss quite a number of your posting. Let me catch up one by one..... :)

    Have a great week ahead.

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  20. This is a new recipe .. The sweet looks yummy .. Awesome clicks .. Thanks for s haring a new recipe..

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  21. One of my mum's fave desserts...I should try to make some for her because she complains the ones that she finds at stores are either overly sweet or too kedekut with the yam & sweet potatoes.

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  22. The name itself is so inviting.Wanting to see what it is..the dessert looks yummy !! And Beautiful Clicks..

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  23. i am sure it would have tasted divine..looks yumm

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  24. Oh Nava that dessert looks tempting esp the bulbs popping out.:)

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  25. wow awesome recipe never heard of that plant u have mentioed do u think v get it in usa too.

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  26. Last weekend I had something similar at a Malaysian restaurant nearby and it has been on my mind ever since. In fact I bought sago immediately after that wanting to give it my own little twist. And now I see this..my desire has gone up threefolds.I love that you added sweet potato to it..that was creative and looks fantastic. And totally agree on your thoughts about blogging:-)

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  27. Love this idea . `Looks Yum
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  28. Aww that looks so tempting and colorful. Couple of questions. Can I replace pandan leaves with any odr ingredients of my flavor. I am not sure if I get it here never ventured on that.

    You said right juggling btwn work, home and blog. At the end associating with some good bloggers and enriching knowledge of the cuisines.

    Lovely clicks and loved the dessert so much.

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  29. I tried this dish once and I loved it. Addition of sweet potato sounds like an interesting addition. Got to try it again with sweet potato. A very healthy way to a sweet treat.

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  30. New to me.. Perfect clicks...Delicious and mouth-watering recipe :-)

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  31. A new combination for me too but ooi know I'll love it! Drooling over your pictures, Nava!!

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  32. lovely combo of ingredients..sweet and yummy...

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  33. I can't help but sigh over those bountiful pandan in your garden :D

    I love everything in that refreshingly delicious and colorful dessert !

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  34. What a gourmet and innovative dessert :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  35. I love this type of dessert! Bubur cha cha@!! Perfect for our weather

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  36. Looks delicious and interesting..have not heard about pandan leaves and its great to learn something new

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  37. This is mind blowing!! I have never heard about something like this...But after looking at your pics, i sooo want to try it!!!

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  38. nice dessert n love the colour n presentation!! :-)

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  39. Wonderful presentation.A colorful recipe with a new combination.lovely treat.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  40. This looks wonderful..the glass is tempting me..yumm yumm

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  41. I want to have one now, mouth watering

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  42. This looks super yummy..we make a similar drink during good Friday..but we have it warm..

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