fruit custard

How to make Fruit custard with homemade jelly-with sago and chia seeds

This fruit salad is a vibrant refreshing and healthy recipe especially for summer time

How to make Fruit custard with homemade jelly-with sago and chia seeds

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 40 minutesServings:6 servings


This is a refreshing and filling recipe especially for summer. Chilled custard with homemade jelly (without gelatin or agar agar), sabudana, chia seeds and fruits!



  • Homemade Jelly

  • Other ingredients



  1. Add milk to a pot along with sugar.
  2. Make a smooth slurry of custard powder with some milk (from the pot)
  3. Once the milk starts to simmer add the custard slurry and stir vigorously
  4. Simmer till the custard thickens (it makes a thick coating on a spoon)
  5. Transfer the custard to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator
  6. Homemade jelly

  7. Add water to a pot with rose syrup. Add more sugar if the rose syrup isn’t sweet enough. Instead of rose syrup you can also take orange or watermelon juice.
  8. Add 4 tbsp. of corn starch and stir well
  9. Turn on the heat to low/medium
  10. Keep stirring till it forms a jelly like consistency
  11. When the jelly seems to scrape away from the sides of the pot, pour the jelly in a dish
  12. Place the jelly in the refrigerator for 30 min
  13. Cut the jelly in cubes and set aside
  14. Sago or Sabudana

  15. To a pot of boiling water add sabudana
  16. Boil for 25-30 min or until the sago balls turn totally transparent. (check the video below for details)
  17. Drain the water
  18. Add the cooked sabudana to some water (room temperature) so they don’t stick to each other until we are ready to add it to the custard
  19. Chia seeds

  20. You can also use basil seeds or sabja seeds instead of chia seeds
  21. Add 3/4 cups of water to 2 tbsp. of chia seeds
  22. Soak the chia seeds for 20 min while stirring from time to time. Stirring chia seeds helps it bloom easily.
  23. Fruits and nuts

  24. You can use chopped apples, oranges, banana, grapes or any fruits of your choice
  25. Garnish with slivered pistachios and almonds
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