Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pumpkin Sago Dessert


A picture paints a thousand words and in the blogging world, pictures paints millions of words for popularity. Ultimately, the captivating pictures I'm sure you agree the temptation to food blogs. - pretty pictures and we assume the recipes must be superb. Well, I take it with a pinch of salt to agree. I've tried some of the recipes and sob! sob! Wasted my ingredients. My picturesque surely has improved but sometimes I don't like selfies, so I robed the skills of the other half. Iphone set, he clicked, I saw the pictures and there I was in darkness. Anger of course but to scold? Mmm!! So, I've concluded - these days besides money, photography skills is also the prerequisite to a happy relationship. Otherwise, you end up in darkness. 
Okay. Okay, now to this lovely dessert with pumpkin (Pumpkin CakePumpkin Salted Fish CurryPumpkin SoupPumpkin Pandan JellyPumpkin Brulee and Pumpkin Garlic Soup). Pumpkin may be seasonal in some countries, but here in Malaysia, any time is a good time and just a couple of dollars. The pumpkin with just four ingredients - sago, coconut milk, pandan/screwpine leaves and palm sugar. Here you have pumpkin sago dessert. 
Ingredients (or as per taste) 
1/4 pumpkin - remove skin, seeds and cut into medium size pieces
1/2 cup sago - soak for 1/2 hour and gently rinse under running water. 
1 cup coconut milk 
1 medium piece palm sugar (or white sugar)
4 to 5 pandan/screwpine leaves

Method
Simmer sago with water till translucent.
Drain off water, rinse and keep aside.
Put pumpkin and pandan leaves in a pot with enough water (about 2 cups)
Simmer till tender.
Remove leaves and add translucent sago.
Stir and pour in coconut milk.
Stir, heat through and remove from heat. 
Simmer palm sugar with enough water for a thick syrup and serve with pumpkin sago. 
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21 comments:

  1. interesting twist.. Yum! I am big fan of pumpkin

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  2. Pumpkin sago dessert looks delish...loved the colour...u look pretty in the pic...

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  3. Hi Nava, totally agreed with you. Blogging is not as simple as cook, click and post. It takes patience, planning, organizing, skills in cooking and photography as well as presentation. Next session set your camera on remote control or timer on a tripod and you will have beautiful pics of yourself cooking in the kitchen, hahaha..

    Very refreshing and yummy pumpkin sago. Very nice clicks too of your desserts, definitely taken by you, right? hahhaha... Take care and regards :)

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  4. love the color of dessert. going to try soon.

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  5. Very yummy n mouth watering dessert. I must try:)

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  6. I'm laughing my head off! That could have been my husband taking pictures! Unlike you, I get upset with his photography skills! He's trying to improve though!
    Lovely dessert and I absolutely love the bright and colorful pictures!
    You know, maybe one master photographer is enough for a family!

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  7. I love the idea of using pumpkin puree for the sago...beautiful dessert Nava.
    Hope you are having a colorful week :D

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  8. Love the combo....... Dessert looks super delicious!!

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  9. haha I can imagine how many shots he captured until you get this face... :)
    you are correct,than cooking it is a lot of work behind the screen...

    This dessert sounds delicious with pumpkin,I've tried the same with mango.

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  10. Yum, I am absolutely in love with sago! Never tried pumpkin though! :D
    And I agree, it is so difficult to organise everything, nothing is simple in blogging!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. Oh dear - I think your better half needs some photography lessons from you :)
    Your sago dessert looks wonderful - it's been so long since I had sago. And your photos are lovely!

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  12. yes Nava...Food Blogging is not as simple as that...Your Pumpkin Sago dessert is inviting!

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  13. Wow, the idea of using pumpkin with sago is wonderful! Your dessert/photos look so inviting! Your hubby's photography moments sound exasperating!;) The same would have happened to me too if I had let him. He's more of a landscape person!!

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  14. Nice dessert!!!
    i love mangoo and sago dessert that commonly found in a chinese restaurant, i think i'm gonna love this pumpkin sagoo even more!!!

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  15. I hate pumpkin bt this dessert I wud surely eat.. yummy.. Thanks fr sharing xo

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  16. Thanks for the idea. I always buy pumpkin but tak habis use. Maybe can make this

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  17. I couldn't stop laughing when I was trying to visualise your reaction on looking at the photographs:-) I think bloggers are multi talented and it requires a lot to keep at it for a long time.
    I love sago pudding especially with palm sugar. Have to try this one out. That colour is lovely!

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