Sunday, 22 July 2012

Bubur sagu mutiara with fresh coconut sauce

Rachel, my daughter, is turning 8 this year. She told me that she wanted to try to do fasting this ramadhan. Ah, how happy and relieve I am. She will do this fasting with her own niat, without any push from me or anyone else. May Allah will always bless and help her. Aamien...
To support her, I let her choose any food that she want for the iftar (meal to break the fasting). And for this very first iftar she like to have bubur sagu mutiara, her favourite snack ever...^^
I have made  this bubur before. But for today I served it with fresh, uncooked, coconut sauce.

For bubur:
125 gr sagoo pearl
50 gr sugar
2 pandan leaves
250 ml water

For sauce:
freshly grated coconut from 1/4 coconut
250 ml warm drinking/boiled water
pinch of salt

For bubur: 
Soak sagoo pearl in water for at least 2 hours. Drain. 
Place all ingredients for bubur in a saucepan. Cook while stirring constantly until it thickens  and the sagoo pearl becomes translucent. Remove and let it cool.

For sauce:
Make fresh coconut sauce just before the serving time by mixing and squeezing freshly grated coconut with warm drinking water. Sprinkle the salt and mix well.

Put the bubur in a bowl. Pour in the sauce. Eat immediately while the sauce is still fresh.


  1. Dear Dina Anna,

    My name is Layse Farias and I am a program assistant at the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). I am writing to you because I would like to ask you for your support with a project our organization is developing.

    Let me first explain the situation to you. UNPO is a membership organization. Our members are unrecognized nations, minorities and indigenous peoples around the world. Because the current situation of many of our members is not well publicized in the media, we are developing several projects to promote their cause. One of them is a Cook Book, in which we hope to gather traditional recipes from the regions our members come from.

    South Moluccas has been a member of the UNPO since 1991. Ever since then, we have cooperated in several projects together to promote their cause and guarantee better conditions for their people. We would like to include a Bubur Sagu recipe in our book, as we were told this is a very popular dish among Maluku people. The only problem is that being a small organization and running on a very low budget we are not able to hire a professional photographer to take the pictures for us, which is why we are looking for photographers who would be willing to cede us the right to use their photos for our book. We found your picture very nice and would like to ask you if you could help us by allowing us to use it in the UNPO Cook Book. We would also certainly make sure you get proper accreditation for your picture.

    Please let us know what you think by replying to my UNPO email address:

    If you would like to find out more about our organization, you can visit our website at: or our facebook page:

    Thank you very much for your support!

    Kind regards,

    Layse Farias

    1. Dear Layse,

      Thanks for your appreciation to my photos,
      I don't know whether I can help you or not, because as far as I know Maluku people eat fresh sago, sago plates and sago ball, not sago mutiara like this. The sago mutiara are popular in Java but not in Maluku. So, perhaps this bubur sagu mutiara recipe and photos will not really represent the culinary treasure of Maluku.


  2. yummy! It is so delicious and sweet. When can you make it again?