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, captivating pictures I'm certain, I bet you will agree too, does lure followers and fans to your blog. Of course. I know. I vouch. Who ever said no? That's why, picturing has taken a major leap, in return rupturing camera sales, consequently, people are putting so much of effort to  picture perfecting, until cheaters don't mind resorting to adjusting and alignment pictures with Photoshop and what not. Best of luck to these people who are madly paranoia over picturing, I on the other hand like to keep my pictures simple, prop is somewhat relevant, I also keep my desserts simple (Fried Apple Fritters, Fried Pineapple Rolls, Condensed Milk Coconut Bars & Watermelon Milk Sorbet). Maybe, every now and then, I do get into much vast and much time and much upscale desserts (Mango Cheesecake, Chocolate Rum Tart, Cream Puffs & Genoise/Sponge Cake),but generally, its back to basic and back to our Malaysian sweet easy to put together desserts (Cherry Rice Pudding, Coconut Mango Jelly & Coconut Red Bean Ice Cream).  

Being in the mood for making desserts after quite a break, I decided over this Pumpkin Sago Dessert. Nothing back breaking nor do you have to crack your skull, its all about simmering. That's all.  A minimal ingredients Malaysian joy as well. Pumpkin (Pumpkin Pandan JellyPumpkin Salted Fish Curry & Pumpkin Garlic Soup), sago (Honeydew Sago Dessert, Sago Payasam, Sago Gula Melaka & Sago Bubur Cha Cha), coconut milk, pandan/screwpine leaves and sugar of course. Pleasured in either at room temperature, hot or add some ice for cool chill burst, you might as well serve palm sugar separately. That way, sugar level can be leveraged to your preferred level.  

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

Simmer sago with enough water till translucent.
Drain off water, rinse and keep aside.
Add 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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  1. interesting twist.. Yum! I am big fan of pumpkin

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

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

    Choc Chip Uru

  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!

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

  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!!

  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!!!

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

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

  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!

  18. Though I still swear by sagoo mango dessert .... this looks wow ... may be i get the courage to prepare a dessert with pumpkin someday before closing my eyes...


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