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bubur gandum

Bubur Gandum (Sweet Wheat Porridge with Coconut Milk)

Sweet wheat porridge with coconut milk (or Bubur Gandum) is a rich and creamy dessert made from pearl wheat (or biji gandum).
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert, Soup
Cuisine Chinese, Southeast Asia
Servings 10 servings
Calories 200 kcal


  • 200 g pearl wheat soaked overnight
  • 2 Liter plain water
  • 60 g small sago
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 140 g coconut palm sugar
  • 30 g sugar
  • 3 leaves pandan leaves
  • 300 ml thick coconut milk


  • Bring 2 liter of water to the boil, add in soaked pearl wheat.
  • Bring to the boil again, turn to low heat, cover and cook for 1 hour.
  • Cook the small sago until semi-translucent. (Refer to: How to Cook Small Sago Pearls)
  • After cooking for 1 hour, the pearl wheat has already softened.
  • Add in salt, sugar and pandan leaves, continue stirring over medium heat until coconut palm sugar has dissolved.
  • Add in sago and thick coconut milk, mix well.
  • Bring to the boil again, then off the heat, cover and let sago soaks for about 10 minutes.
  • Sago is fully translucent!



This recipe yields 8 servings of dessert.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 serving of dessert. 
Please refer: How to Cook Small Sago Pearls

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 282mgPotassium: 258mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bubur gandum, coconut milk, dessert, porridge, wheat
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