Sauw /Sabudana/ Sago Caramel Pudding – A cooling dessert for Summer!

Sawu, Sago or Sabudana are different names for Tapioca pearls made by using the white part of tapioca root which is starchy and is great for quick boost of energy.  It has an amazing  cooling effect on health issues caused by excess body heat such as; burning sensation while passing urine or inflamation on the eye lid called “Sty”.

I love to enjoy this sago pudding as a dessert in the summer season.  Its the best way to reap all its health benefits while giving myself a yummy treat!  To enhance the taste and appearance, I added caramalised sugar which resulted a tempting golden brown colour with a glistening outer layer.

Sago seeds

What you need:

Sago seeds  (small) 1/2 cup
Water 1 1/2 cup
Brown sugar(For caramel) 2 tbsp
Salt 3 pinces
Cinnamon powder 1 tsp
Raisins A fistful
Cashew for decorating (optional)
Fresh milk 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 4 tbsp

How to make it:

Soften Sago

  • Soak sago seeds in  water for an hour until the quantity doubles
  • Drain the water and keep aside.

Make the Caramel

  • Place 2 tbsps of brown sugar in the same pan that you are making the pudding
  • Heat it up on high flame.    Let the sides go dark brown  and bubbles bobbing in the middle.
  • Pour 1 1/2 cup of water
  • Add the remaining 4 tbsp of sugar
  • boil for 2 mins

Add Sago

  • Add the soaked sago seeds and cook while stiring.  If the water is not enough add more.
  • Add  salt and cinnamon powder
  • Continue stirring until all sago is sticky and comes together and no water remains in the pan.

Add Milk

  • Quickly add milk.
  • Drop raisins or sultanas
  • Cook continuously stirring for about 6, 7 minutes or until everything comes to a sticky lump.
  • Pour the pudding into a Pyrex dish
  • Arrange cashew halves on top
  • Cover and place  in the fridge.
  • Cut into squares and serve, with little runny honey, maple syrup, golden syrup or coconut / Kitul treacle drizzled on top!!
  • Yummy !!

sawu pudding

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2 thoughts on “Sauw /Sabudana/ Sago Caramel Pudding – A cooling dessert for Summer!

    1. Thank you in heaps for your very encouraging comment. Hope you will try out some yummy recipes that I have posted so far. Manori

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