Monday, May 30, 2011

Palm Fruit / Nungu Desserts

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I have spoken enough about the tortures of summer and scorching sun. Nothing has changed even though the peak of summer called as Agni Natchathram is over.

We have been feeding on loads of mangoes and also try to balance it with natural body coolants like butter milk, cucumber and palm fruit to beat the heat.

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Palm fruit is a very delicious jelly like fruit which is highly nutritious too.

They are seasonal fruits that we find in summer. I have loved them since childhood and have had them in many ways :)

When they are freshly cut open from the shell, they can be consumed as it is without pealing the skin. The skin would be almost white when it is fresh and would turn to pink or brown after a while.

Choose soft and tender palm fruit kernels when you buy them. Remove the skin and enjoy them in various ways as said below :)

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Palm fruit cardamom delight

Ingredients:

Palm fruit (Nungu)
Milk
Sugar
Cardamom powder(Elachi)

Method:

Peel the outer skin of the palm fruit and chop them into equal sized cubes.

Boil the milk along with cardamom powder and allow it to come to room temperature.

Add the chopped palm fruit to the milk and refrigerate for a while.

Serve chill :)

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Kesar Badam Nungu

Ingredients:

Palm fruit(Nungu)
Milk
Sugar
Saffron strands(Kunguma poo)
Almond powder(Badam)

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Method:

Peel the outer skin of the palm fruit and chop them into cubes.

Boil milk with few saffron stands and allow it to come to room temperature.

Mix in sugar and almond powder to it and add the chopped palm fruit to it.

Refrigerate for a while and serve chill.

Tips:

You can use the ready made kesar badam mix to make the base.

Use condensed milk to make a thicker and richer dessert.

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Palm fruit rose milk

Ingredients:

Palm fruit(Nungu)
Milk
Sugar
Rose milk syrup or essence

Method:

Remove the outer skin of the palm fruit and dice them in cubes.

Boil milk with sugar and allow it to come to room temperature. Mix in the rose milk syrup and the chopped palm fruit and serve it chill :)

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Palm fruit and mango salad

Ingredients:

Palm fruit(Nungu)
Mangoes
Honey

Method:

Peel the skin of the palm fruit and chop them into cubes.

Peel and chop the mangoes into equal sized cubes.

Toss chopped palm fruit and mangoes together and drizzle some honey.

Serve chill :)


Tips:

You can add some milk to this and make it a dessert as well.

You can add condensed milk to make it a richer dessert.

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Written by: Nithya
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40 comments:

Prathibha said...

I just love nungulu,we also make few varieties wid it and I loved some of ur versions as well..

sowmya's creative saga said...

each of them looks heavenly..love the pink one..yumm

Sanctified Spaces said...

Its really nice that one can churn out desserts with palm fruit..gratifying to just look at it..super..

birthdaysmsin said...

It is very fantastic news beacuse these fruits keeps our body very cool and our body water level become not descrese so these fruits very usefull in summer seasons .moatly we eat very quantity.

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv nongu and wud prefer the kesar badam flavour anytime...Colorful these desserts look.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking dessert. Great looking palm fruit.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Anncoo said...

Very nice and colorful dessert! I've not tried palm fruit before but its look like mangosteen and it is purplish in color.

Sunanda said...

Every dessert looks amazing with bright colors..Palm fruit is my all time favorite..
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Plateful said...

It's a shame that I don't get to buy palm fruit from the stores here -- I miss it so much. All your sweet dishes look wonderfully delicious and great for this season. I particularly liked the palm fruit rose milk one..YUM!

Vardhini said...

Used to eat nungu as a kid and loved it. Miss it now :)

Lovely clicks.

Vardhini
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Vimitha Anand said...

Nungu is my all time favorite seasonal fruit next to mangoes... Yummy and mouth watering array of recipes and clicks...

An Open Book said...

this is a fruit im really apprehensive abt..i mean i ahve seen it all arnd whn i was in chennai bit never really tasted it...now im in a place where i cant find it and im soo tempted 2 try it :)

Santosh Bangar said...

new to me but i saw in banglore looking very inviting

kitchen queen said...

lovely refreshing and soothing desserts.

Priya said...

Woww dont know wat to choose, simply irresistible,delicious and fabulous..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very new to me !! This looks heavenly and very delicious !!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious variety of ways to have nungu
lovely colourful desserts

Chitra said...

never thought of making so may types of dishes with palm fruit...very colorfull presentation...

Veena said...

i luv palm fruit... thanks for the recipe :)

Divya Kudua said...

I take a bow Nits--such a simple fruit presented so well!Hats off to you!

Radhika said...

Lovely Clicks Nits & Hey we did win seems I have to bake the custard cake after all.

Aarthi said...

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Deepti said...

long since I got to taste them..Very good option for the summer heat in India

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cool ideas for this summer nithi,loved all the clicks very much :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

perfect summer cooler, and cute pictures

Nisha said...

Totally new to me.

Rekha shoban said...

colourful desset!!

Parita said...

Wow i never knew we could use these in so many ways..so simple but awesome!

lata raja said...

My my my...I stopped looking further than the third picture:) You have created magic with one simple fruit!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi!
What a collection of desserts! Looks mouth watering!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love your beautiful array of nungu desserts.

kannamma said...

OMG! This is brilliant...mouthwatering...slurrp on a hot summer day :) Thanks for sharing!

Mehjabeen Arif said...

each and every bowl is so thirst quenching.. we used to enjoy this when i was back home.. u brought back memories..

jayasree said...

I am a great fan of nungu and love to eat it as it is. Never bothered to think if it can be made into a dessert or so. And I see lot of ideas here. Gorgeous clicks.

suvaiba fatima ahmed said...

itz DELIGHTFUL 2 cum across sumONe whuz passiOnate abt cooKIng..!! :))

braVO
n em sURELy gONNa try iT :)

DASVADANIYA :)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Oh Miss eating Nungu fresh, nevr knew it can had like dessert, at house it used go in jiffy when they are fresh...must try next time i find the fruit!

Xiaolu said...

I've never tried this cute fruit before but it looks delicious! Nice styling, especially in the first few shots :)

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful post.. looks delicious :)
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cumincoriandercardamom said...

Nice presentation

Sharanya said...

ah the clicks simply superb....

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