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Ice-apple Sago Payasam

A delightful mixture of Nungu(ice apple) and Sabudana cooked in milk with sugar

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

A delicious payasam of Nungu(ice apple),the edible jelly seeds of palmyra palm,munjal in urdu,and sago cooked in milk with little sugar.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Nungu pieces
    • 1/2  cup sago - soaked in water for 30 mins
    • 500 ml full cream milk
    • 2 cup water
    • 3 crushed green cardamom
    • 10 crushed cashews
    • 10 raisins
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 10 almonds(soaked and peeled and cut )
    • 2 tsp ghee
    • 1 tsp oil
    • saffron - little


    1. Heat oil and ghee in a pan and fry cardamom,crushed cashews, raisins and almond pieces .
    2. Boil milk in that  pan and add water and cook sabudana.
    3. When sago got cooked add the nungu pieces,sugar and saffron little.mix well for 2 mins and turn off the flame.
    4. Refrigerate for 20 mins and serve chilled.



    Hats off 2 U . Wat an innovative dish ? ? ? I never imagined one could prepare payasam from Ice Apple . Will surely try dis out .



    this nungu payasam sounds very delicious and new!!!sure is a refreshing summer delight.will try this.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Soak sago(sabudana) for 10 -12 mins only.Add 1/2 cup sugar if you like it sweeter.