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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.