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Delicious Sago and Chia Seeds Pudding

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Delicious Sago and Chia Seeds Pudding is a sweet pudding made out of sago or sabudana and chia seeds.

In India it’s called sabudana kheer and is made by cooking together sago in water or milk, sweetened by sugar.

However,  worldwide the styles, ingredients, and presentation may differ.

Sago gula melaka, sago pudding, frog spawn

Sago and Chia seeds Pudding

Sago pudding or sabudana kheer was something that we avoided as kids and even now I was reluctant to make it. Reason being sabudana kheer and rava/sooji kheer was fed when you were not well. Some associations are very hard to shake off.

The first time I tried to shake off my association with sickbed food association was when I made this bottle gourd kheer.

The other names it is called by are the Malaysian Sago Gula Melaka where sago is boiled in water and served with a syrup of palm sugar (gula Melaka) and coconut milk.

In the UK, sago pudding or frog spawn is made by boiling pearl sago and sugar in milk until the sago becomes translucent. It is then thickened with eggs or cornflour.

The puddings that I have tried in the past are Malva PuddingSelf Saucing Chocolate PuddingBaked Bread PuddingBanana and Burnt Butter PuddingThai Coconut Pudding/CustardAgar Agar PuddingTrifle PuddingRagi Pudding or Nachni-che-SatvCoffee Chocolate PuddingBread Pudding, Kheer. Do check out my Corn Pudding too which I tried out in the series  Are you Pudding me?

My recipe is adapted from here. The pudding is Indian Style initially but I thickened it and since I love Malaysian Cuisine, Malaysian Sambal Sauce, Nasi Lamak I had to try the Gul Melaka.

Sago gula melaka, sago pudding, frog spawn

Sago and Chia seeds Pudding

Delicious Sago and Chia Seeds Pudding

Delicious Sago and Chia Seed Pudding!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Dessert
Cuisine: British/English, Indian, Malaysian
Keyword: Delicious Sago and Chia Seeds Pudding, Malaysian Cuisine
Servings: 3 People


For the Sago Chia Seed Pudding

  • 3 Cups Water
  • ¼ Cup Sago/sabudana
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds (optional)
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

For the topping:

  • ¼ Cup Jaggery
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Water
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons Coconut milk


  • Rinse and soak the sago in 1 cup of water. (This cuts your cooking time). Soak the chia seeds too. Say 20-30 minutes.
  • Transfer and cook in a deep pan on low flame stirring regularly.
  • Add water if the sago starts sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook until the sago becomes translucent, I needed 3 cups of water.
  • Add the sugar and milk cook for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves.
  • Mix well and transfer to greased moulds. Refrigerate overnight.

For the topping:

  • In a small pan mix the jaggery and water.
  • Bring to a boil, and cook until the jaggery has dissolved.
  • Strain through a fine sieve to remove any impurities.
  • Unmold the puddings, and serve with the coconut milk and palm sugar syrup (gula melaka) separately for each person to pour over their serving.


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11 thoughts

  • March 15, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Jaggery and coconut milk- that’s almost a good payasam there! Wonderful flavors Archana!

  • March 15, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Again an interesting pudding recipe. Sago and chia combination sounds interesting.

  • March 15, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Oh now thats really one new dish to make!..sounds very healthy too Archana.

  • March 15, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Totally am in love with this combo, pudding sounds ultimate.

  • March 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    interesting combo..never heard off or even thought of clubbing sago and chia seeds

  • Sarita
    March 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Nice healthy pudding.. looks great!

  • March 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    with the flavor of coconut milk, it must taste awesome!

  • March 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Interesting version of the pudding

  • March 26, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Pudding must have taste absolutely delicious with coconut jaggery topping.

  • March 27, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    wow sago and chia seeds.. awesome. Should try this combo. very nice

  • March 29, 2017 at 7:29 am

    That’s a very interesting pudding with sago & chia seeds. It looks delicious.

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