Purple Sweet Potato Sago dessert is a rich and flavourful dessert. The Orange Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls add some chewy texture to this yummy and nutritious dessert.

Another similar dessert is our pumpkin sago dessert with purple sweet potato glutinous rice balls check out this recipe as well.

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Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls
 

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert | MyKitchen101en

Yields: 15 servings

Ingredients:


Instructions:

1 Bring 1.6 Liter of water to the boil, add in purple sweet potato. Bring to the boil again, turn to medium heat, cook without cover for 10-15 minutes, until softened.

 

2 For small sago pearls: Bring 1 Liter of water to the boil, add in 100 ml of plain water, add in sago. Bring to the boil again, turn to medium heat, cook without cover for 5 minutes. After cooking for 5 minutes, off the heat, put on the lid, let sago soaks for 10 minutes. Drain off the water, rinse half-cooked sago with plain water until cooled.

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

3 When sweet potato has softened, add in half-cooked sago, salt, sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves. Bring to the boil again, off the heat.

 

4 Put on the lid, allow sago pearls to soak until fully translucent.


Orange Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls | MyKitchen101en

Yields: about 90 pcs (6 balls each servings)

Ingredients:

  • 180 g orange sweet potato (diced)
  • 30 g fine sugar
  • 60 g tapioca starch
  • 3-4 tbsps plain water

Instructions:

1 Steam orange sweet potato for 15 minutes, until very soft. Mash steamed sweet potato. Add in fine sugar, mix well. Add in tapioca starch, mix well.

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

2 Add in adequate water according to the dampness of the dough (about 3-4 tbsps), knead into a soft but not sticky dough.

3 Roll dough into long strip, cut into small pieces. Shape into small balls, coat the balls with tapioca starch.

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

4 Bring a pot of water to the boil, add in sweet potato balls. When the balls have risen to the surface of water, remove with strainer, soak in a bowl of cold water until cooled.

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert With Orange Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

Purple Sweet Potato Sago dessert is a rich and flavourful dessert. The Orange Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls add some chewy texture to this yummy and nutritious dessert.
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Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert, Sweet Soup
Cuisine Asian, Southeast Asia
Servings 15 servings
Calories 159 kcal

Ingredients
  

For purple sweet potato sago dessert :

For orange sweet potato tapioca balls:

  • 180 g orange sweet potato diced
  • 30 g fine sugar
  • 60 g tapioca starch
  • 4 tbsps plain water

Instructions
 

Making purple sweet potato sago dessert:

  • Bring 1.6 Liter of water to the boil, add in purple sweet potato. Bring to the boil again, turn to medium heat, cook without cover for 10-15 minutes, until softened.
    Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls
  • For small sago pearls: Bring 1 Liter of water to the boil, add in 100 ml of plain water, add in sago. Bring to the boil again, turn to medium heat, cook without cover for 5 minutes. After cooking for 5 minutes, off the heat, put on the lid, let sago soaks for 10 minutes. Drain off the water, rinse half-cooked sago with plain water until cooled.
    Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls
  • When sweet potato has softened, add in half-cooked sago, salt, sugar, coconut milk and pandan leaves. Bring to the boil again, off the heat.
    Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls
  • Put on the lid, allow sago pearls to soak until fully translucent.
    Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

Making orange sweet potato tapioca balls:

  • Steam orange sweet potato for 15 minutes, until very soft. Mash steamed sweet potato. Add in fine sugar, mix well. Add in tapioca starch, mix well. Add in adequate water according to the dampness of the dough (about 3-4 tbsps), knead into a soft but not sticky dough.
  • Roll dough into long strip, cut into small pieces. Shape into small balls, coat the balls with tapioca starch.
    Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls
  • Bring a pot of water to the boil, add in sweet potato balls. When the balls have risen to the surface of water, remove with strainer, soak in a bowl of cold water until cooled.
    Purple Sweet Potato Sago Dessert with Sweet Potato Tapioca Balls

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Notes

This recipe yields 15 servings of dessert and 90 tapioca balls. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of dessert and 6 tapioca balls. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 161mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 7850IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sweet potato sago dessert, sweet potato tapioca balls
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