Pumpkin sago dessert

5 servings
30 min
25 min
Very Easy
Simple dessert with five ingredients; pumpkin, sago, coconut milk, pandan/screwpine leaves and palm sugar.


Number of serving: 5
(estimates; adjust accordingly)

1/4 pumpkin (remove skin, seeds and cut into medium size pieces)

1/2 cup sago (soaked for 1/2 hour and rinsed with water)

1 cup coconut milk

1 medium piece palm sugar

4 pandan/screwpine leaves (4 to 5)


  • Simmer sago with water till translucent.
    Drain off water, rinse and keep aside.
    Put pumpkin and pandan leaves in a pot with enough water (about 2 cups)
    Simmer till tender.
  • Remove leaves and add translucent sago.
    Stir and pour coconut milk.
    When heated through, remove from heat.
  • Simmer palm sugar with enough water for a thick syrup.
    Serve pumpkin sago with it.
    (Note: alternatively, palm sugar can be added while simmering pumpkin).


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