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Monday, July 4, 2016

Sago Fani

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.


  1. how lovely, thanks for sharing this with us Nammi!

  2. looks wonderful Nammi Eid Mubarak to you and family

  3. It is for us to keep up our traditional cooking and not let it sink in between all the pizzas and pastas... :) This sounds really delicious, I love sago so I would really enjoy this one for sure...

  4. I love sago but can't think about how pandan leaves could taste in a drink.. I have used pandan leaves only in savoury dishes specially biriyani

  5. Just like your previous submission, this too is something completely foreign to me! Sounds refreshing and delicious!
    Thank you for participating in #EidEats2016! Eid Mubarak to you and your family!

  6. It sounds very good. I have to try it.

  7. Oh wow! Love that you're bringing all these new (to me) things to the party! this is awesome!

  8. lovely traditional share...yeah now a days kids are busy having KFC, Dominos and McDonald....its our high time to keep up the traditional recipes

  9. Wow this is new for me. Interesting drink girl

  10. Wow this is new for me. Interesting drink girl

  11. sounds interesting and refreshing!

  12. Oh interesting! I've never tried this before, but it looks so lovely and refreshing.

  13. I am with you when you talk about teaching kids about traditional foods, food is an important issue in every culture and it would be a shame to loose, forget all these wonderful things just because making a pasta dish or ordering a pizza it's easier.

  14. Hi Nammi,

    This drink is somehow like how the Singaporeans and Malaysians eat our sago dessert but we have it with Gula Melaka (coconut brown sugar) and coconut milk.

    Must be very refreshing :)



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