A delicate balance between sweet and savoury, this Sago & Coconut Pudding with Lychees recipe is the perfect end to any meal. Once coveted by ancient Chinese emperors, aromatic lychees add a delicious flavour.
Sago & Coconut Pudding with Lychees recipe: Ingredients
- ½ cup sago
270ml can coconut milk
1½ cups water
1/3 cup caster sugar
8 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cup caster sugar, extra
2 large limes, shredded rind and ½ cup juice
5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, shredded
8 lychees, peeled, seeds removed, to serve
Sago & Coconut Pudding with Lychees recipe: Method
Place sago into a bowl and cover with cold water. Stand for 20 minutes to soften. Drain. Combine coconut milk, water, sugar and cardamom pods in a saucepan. Place over a medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil.
Add sago and simmer for 10-15 minutes until sago becomes translucent. Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool. Remove pods. Spoon mixture into 4 serving glasses. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine extra sugar, lime juice and ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to the boil. Simmer for 3 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Cool. Cover and refrigerate. Stir lime rind into syrup.
Serve sago pudding topped with lychees and syrup.