Saagu Bondibai

Authorazu

DifficultyBeginnerYields1 Serving
Total Time35 minsPrep Time5 minsCook Time30 mins

Ingredients

 1½ cups saagu (sago seeds)
 7 cups water (for boiling)
 3 cups water
 ½ cups sugar
 ½ can sweetened condensed milk
 2 pieces of Pandan (rampe/ raambaa) leaves – cut into ½ inch pieces
 1½ Tb rose water

Directions

1

Bring 7 cups of water to the boil, add the sago seeds slowly while stirring.

2

Cook until the seeds become transparent with only a very small white dot in the center.

3

Drain and rinse with cold water until all the starch has been washed away.

4

Add the remaining 3 cups of water, Pandan leaves, sugar and boil the sago seeds for about 30 minutes.

5

Add the rose water and sweetened condensed milk. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

6

Serve warm or chilled.

TIP:
7

Add a few drops of food coloring to give this dish the color of your choice.

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Ingredients

 1½ cups saagu (sago seeds)
 7 cups water (for boiling)
 3 cups water
 ½ cups sugar
 ½ can sweetened condensed milk
 2 pieces of Pandan (rampe/ raambaa) leaves – cut into ½ inch pieces
 1½ Tb rose water

Directions

1

Bring 7 cups of water to the boil, add the sago seeds slowly while stirring.

2

Cook until the seeds become transparent with only a very small white dot in the center.

3

Drain and rinse with cold water until all the starch has been washed away.

4

Add the remaining 3 cups of water, Pandan leaves, sugar and boil the sago seeds for about 30 minutes.

5

Add the rose water and sweetened condensed milk. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

6

Serve warm or chilled.

TIP:
7

Add a few drops of food coloring to give this dish the color of your choice.

Saagu Bondibai

5 thoughts on “Saagu Bondibai

  • Aishath Safana Athif

    I am a maldivian and I sooo love this , wow, its my favorite maldivian dessert, alhe haadha meerey especially the ones that my grandmother makes, she’s an angel!!, in fact today 1030 12:07 I am eating it right now

  • 3 cups or 6 cups??

  • Nice

  • Does anyone know the dhivehi name for chia seed

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