Monday, July 13, 2009

Mango Sago Dessert

Such a pity that the mango season is almost over. Hope you 've eaten all the mangoes that you possibly can and had lots desserts with mangoes. We've certainly had a blast with mangoes this season - I've made my mango ice cream several times over, aamras and amarkhand, mango mousse have come and vanished from the table within minutes....and if you think that is a lot of mango, let me assure you that I still have room for more.

If you, like me, still have room for some more mango, here's something you must try.

Called simply Chilled Mango Juice with Sago and Pomelo, this is an extremely popular Chinese dessert. I was so blown away the first time I had it at a local restaurant here - a little like mango milkshake but with a slight tart and pleasantly bitter taste from the pomelo - that I couldn't wait to make it at home. And eversince I've made this many many times!

The best part about this? Cool and sweet, this fulfils my sweet cravings at the end of a meal without the use of too much sugar.


Mangoes - 2 (don't use alphonso you need mangoes that have a slightly tart taste; I used Baganpalli)
Sago - 3 tbsps
Low Fat Milk - 1/2 cup
Pomelo - 1 (you can replace this with any citrus fruit if you don't get pomelo)
Sugar - 2 tsps


Soak the sago in 1/2 cup of water for about 4-6 hrs at the end of which drain and set aside.

Boil 1.5 cups of water and add to the boiling water. Cook for about 10 mins by which time the sago will turn translucent. Turn off the heat, cover and leave for about 10 mins, then drain the sago and let cool.
After about 15 mins, mix in 1/4 cup of milk over the sago, add the sugar and chill in the fridge.

Peel and chop the mangoes, grind it to a pulp with remaining cup of milk .
Peel and cut some pomelo into very small bite sized pieces - you will need no more than 2 tsps, and squeeze out the juice from the remainder- about 2 tbsps is enough.

Finally, just assemble everything - the mango pulp, pomelo juice, sago and the pomelo bits - together in a jar, stir, add some ice cubes and serve!!

This, alongwith my Eggless Low Fat Mango Ice Cream is rushing off to be part of Srivalli's Mango Mela.


  1. Awesome dear..even I have some more left..great shot

  2. hey AD,
    Mango and sago wow sounds great! lovely presentation....wish mango was available through out the year :)

  3. never used sago with any fruits, this really sounds interesting, thanks for sharing! nice clicks!

  4. AWH!! such a cute presentation, I just want to grab a glass now!

  5. Nice idea ... I liked the picture & the presentation ...

  6. I remember eating them in those chinese food courts....looks yummy dear..

  7. That is one lovely combination. Looks so delicious.

  8. Wow looks so creamy n delicious!

  9. Awsome/Yummy! Nice clicks aswell

  10. Sounds interesting and looks inviting!

  11. This is a new one to me. Happy to see the mango reigning supreme here too. :)

  12. Looks awesome...loved the addition of sago in it .

  13. Looks delicious...the addition of sago is really nice

  14. Oh I am so going to try this. Looks and sounds fantastic.

  15. Lovely dessert and the combination sounds great...would love to try it sometime...thanks for sharing

  16. i must say..u are great wit mangoes!!

  17. I have to cry if you say mango season is over:-) Beautiful! I have never heard of Pomelo.. what kinda fruit is it, like orange? do u have a picture?

  18. I love sago and mangoes, so that dessert's for me! Delicious!




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