Monday, July 4, 2016
This is a traditional drink. I love sago pearls and this sugary drink is not for the health freaks but hey its Ramadhan and it could be Eid tomorrow or Wednesday, you need a nice drink to finish off a meal or to give to a guest who visits your home.Some people even add condensed milk while finishing it but then it becomes more like sago bondibai to me .
I think its important to introduce traditional recipes to kids so they don't disappear altogether , its not a "eyew" thing. There are so many wonderful dishes in our country and one that should be savored and shared.
I used small sago pearls for this recipe.
Recipe : Sago Fani.
1 cup sago pearls
2 1/2 cups water
1 pandan leaf, stripped and knotted
1/2 tbsp rose water
1 cup sugar ( depends on how sweet you want it)
Bring a large pan of water to boil, when it starts to boil add the sago pearls,stir and let the water simmer over a medium heat . Stir now and then and let the sago pearls go translucent.
Drain and wash several times under running water. You have to remove the starch or the whole thing will clump up. Wash and set a side .
Mix sugar, 2 cups water and the pandan leaf and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. Once the sugar dissolves and you get the heady aroma of the pandan leaf , add the sago pearls. Stir . Add the extra 1/2 cup slowly, you might not need the whole lot. Cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in rose water . It should be drinkable consistency where you can get bits of sago pearls in each mouthful. Switch off. Take off the stove top and cool before serving.
Serve luke warm or chill before serving.
Linking this over to the Eid Party celebrations at Flour& Spice who along with the ladies from the blog My Ninja Nan and Chili and Chocolate are hosting a Eid Eats event. Be sure to visit one of them to check the delicious recipes from all over the globe.