Sago Pearls Pudding with Caramelized Bananas ...........
Wash and soak one cup of Sabudana / Sago pearls in 4-5 cups of water for 2 hrs. Drain off excess water. Bring to a boil 2 cups of water. When it comes to a boil, lower heat and add in the strained sabudana and stir well, cook till they become translucent / mirror like while stirring now and then. Be careful and keep a watch so that the sabudana does not get sticky or burnt. When done add in one thick cup of coconut milk and mix well. (I added from ready made pack available in general stores).
When the coconut sabudana mixture comes to almost boiling point, lower heat to medium and add ½ cup of sugar (plus or minus depending on individual’s taste) to the sabudana mixture. When the sugar melts, stir and cook for another 5 minutes. Do not add much of water as the sabudana mixture should be thick. Add 1 tsp cornflour to ½ cup of water and mix well. See that there are no lumps. Add this to the Sabudana mixture and mix well. The texture of the sabudana should get very thick, such that you should spoon them into glasses and not pour it into them. The sabudana pudding is ready. Now remove and keep aside to cool. Add some / about a tsp of Vanilla essence to it and mix well (Optional). When completely cool, keep it in the fridge to get chilled.
Meanwhile remove the out skin of 4-5 ripe Bananas. Slice the them into thick circular rings and keep ready. Heat a thick bottomed kadai, add 1 tblsp of ghee, when it melts, add in 1 cup of Demerara sugar or ordinary sugar add 2-3 tblsp of water and bring it to melting point on high heat by stirring all the time, when the sugar melts, lower heat to medium and continue till it becomes brown ie. caramelizes, now immediately add in the chopped bananas and mix well, continue cooking on low heat till the bananas are coated well and you get a thick consistency. Remove and let cool, keep it in the fridge to get chilled.
To Serve : Take medium sized glasses. Spoon in the Sabudana mixture to above 1/2 level. Now gently scoop in the caramelized bananas in a thick layer. Now top this with another layer of sabudana and again a tblsp of banana. Serve immediately. Tastes Yummy.