Saagu Bondibai

By azu  

August 11, 2010

Saagu Bondibai 5 0 5 0
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

  • Yields: 4 - 6 people


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


1Bring 7 cups of water to the boil, add the sago seeds slowly while stirring.

2Cook until the seeds become transparent with only a very small white dot in the center.

3Drain and rinse with cold water until all the starch has been washed away.

4Add the remaining 3 cups of water, Pandan leaves, sugar and boil the sago seeds for about 30 minutes.

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

6Serve warm or chilled.


1Add a few drops of food coloring to give this dish the color of your choice.



  1. Aishath Safana Athif says:

    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

  2. aisha says:

    3 cups or 6 cups??


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