Sweet Sago with Almond Milk and Saffron

A Indian dessert to enjoy on a cold winters night or to be served cold in summer.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time2 hrsCook Time30 minsTotal Time2 hrs 30 mins
 1 Cup sago
 1/2 Cup water
 1 Cup almond milk (calcium fortified)
 1 Cup coconut milk, reduced fat
 1/2 Cup brown sugar
 1 tsp. Cardamom seeds
 Small pinch of saffron (about 15-20 strands)
 1/4 Cup raisins or sultanas
 1/4 Cup cashews, chopped
1

Rinse sago under cold running water for 30 seconds

2

Soak sago in ½ cup water for 2 hours. The pearls will absorb almost all the water and their size will increase

3

Bring almond milk to the boil in a pot

4

Reduce heat then add sago, sugar and coconut milk

5

Simmer until the sago is soft, stirring regularly, about 20 minutes

6

Add cardamom seeds and saffron

7

Stir in half of the cashews and raisins and heat for a further 1 minute

8

Remove from heat

9

Garnish with remaining cashew and raisins

10

Add rose water and stir through

11

Serve into separate bowls and garnish with remaining cashews and raisins

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.62g12%
Saturated Fat 3.84g20%
Sodium 53.05mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 23.97g8%
Dietary Fiber 0.81g4%
Sugars 19.59g
Protein 2.96g6%

Vitamin A 1.94%
Vitamin C 1.04%
Calcium 10.25%
Iron 4.67%
Vitamin B12 9.17%
Iodine 6.37%
Magnesium 9.05%
Zinc 7.13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

Ingredients

 1 Cup sago
 1/2 Cup water
 1 Cup almond milk (calcium fortified)
 1 Cup coconut milk, reduced fat
 1/2 Cup brown sugar
 1 tsp. Cardamom seeds
 Small pinch of saffron (about 15-20 strands)
 1/4 Cup raisins or sultanas
 1/4 Cup cashews, chopped

Directions

1

Rinse sago under cold running water for 30 seconds

2

Soak sago in ½ cup water for 2 hours. The pearls will absorb almost all the water and their size will increase

3

Bring almond milk to the boil in a pot

4

Reduce heat then add sago, sugar and coconut milk

5

Simmer until the sago is soft, stirring regularly, about 20 minutes

6

Add cardamom seeds and saffron

7

Stir in half of the cashews and raisins and heat for a further 1 minute

8

Remove from heat

9

Garnish with remaining cashew and raisins

10

Add rose water and stir through

11

Serve into separate bowls and garnish with remaining cashews and raisins

Sweet Sago with Almond Milk and Saffron

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.62g12%
Saturated Fat 3.84g20%
Sodium 53.05mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 23.97g8%
Dietary Fiber 0.81g4%
Sugars 19.59g
Protein 2.96g6%

Vitamin A 1.94%
Vitamin C 1.04%
Calcium 10.25%
Iron 4.67%
Vitamin B12 9.17%
Iodine 6.37%
Magnesium 9.05%
Zinc 7.13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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