Pengat Ubi and Pisang / Kumara, Yam and Banana in Sweet Coconut Sauce

August 07, 2010


Kedah folks called this 'Serawa' but those from the Southern part of Malaysia would called this Pengat...  a dessert made from sweetened coconut milk... There are varieties of 'Serawa'... we can have this with only bananas.., durian or jack fruit...

This is a simple dessert that I love... as a young child...I would only picked and eat bananas from this serawa... :) Mom would usually whipped this up for our afternoon delight or breaking fast. It is quite heavy with coconut milk, sweet potatoes, yam and banana...  the food is 'sinfully rich' ... that is why it is so delicious and yummy... 
  • 200g kumara - cubed and steamed
  • 100g yam - cubed and steamed
  • 2 banana - sliced just before adding into the pot
  • 400ml thick coconut milk
  • 100g sugar
  • 3 daun pandan (screwpine leaves) - knotted
  • 100g sago
  • 600ml water

Bring sago to boil in a medium size saucepan until the sago become transparent. Add pandan leaves and sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Pour in thick coconut milk. Bring in to a quick boil and add the yam and kumara and banana. Serve...


  1. I don't think I have ever heard or eaten this dish....quite an interesting combination.

  2. Angie,
    Dessert from South East Asia... perhaps you can try whenever you visit Malaysian restaurant in Germany..:)

  3. Lisa, my father used to make serawa from his ripe maragua mangoes. The santan was never cooked though, it was chilled with the mangoes in them and we used to fight who would get the last spoonful of the kuah santan. Pengat is a lil bit different where the santan is cooked together with the rest of the selected buah or ubi. Both are delicious. Too bad my kids don't quite like them, my husband too. If I buat and makan sorang sesungguhnya tak muat dapur I with my big tush ;o)

    Love all your photos always.

  4. Wiz,
    So yummy... mango and coconut milk... meleleh air liuq.. :)

  5. This reminds me of bubur cha cha.

  6. Mei Teng,
    For us,... Bubur Cha2 has that colourful 'chendul like' and made from flour (sorry don't know what's it called :))... added on with sweet potatoes etc...

  7. Memang reminds me bubur cha cha jugak. Tapi, like you said, selalunya bubur cha cha ada tu jelly.. tapioca pearls?

  8. Leemei,
    Dont know what it is called... and yep it is made from tapioca flour.. and berwarna-warni... ada kat Pekan Rabu :)

  9. Reminds me of Burbur Cha Cha too :)

  10. Tq bg recipe ni. Suke sgt ;)

    Salam dr Perth juga

  11. Farah,
    you are most welcome...and Salam berkenalan... :)