In Summer season,i love to enjoy few things.One among them is eating Palm fruit/Ice apple(Taati Munjalu in Telugu,Nungu(நுங்கு) in Tamil,Tale Hannu or Taati ningu in Kannada,Tari in Hindi, Taal in Bengali, Pana Nangu in Malayalam,Munjal in Urdu, Lontar in Indonesian,Ton Taan in Thai, Tadfali in Gujarati, Targula in Konkani, Tadgola in Marathi, Myanmar and sometimes Ice-apple in British English especially by the immigrants living in India.(Source:Wikipedia).I love to eat Nungu as such more than making recipes with it.But recently,when i was talking with my friend Shalini,she told me to try Nungu kheer and tender coconut pudding recipes.This morning i tried this easy,no cook nungu paal recipe for the first time and we loved it a lot.It tastes the best only when serve chilled.My dad told me another interesting Nungu Sarbath recipe which is very popular in Tamil nadu.I will try to post that recipe soon.Now lets see how to make this easy nungu recipe.Enjoy this drink and feel cool in this summer
Nungu Paal/Ice apple kheer
Easy,no cook Nungu paal recipe - One of the best coolant for summer
Prep time:10 Minutes
Cook time:5 Minutes
Total time:15 Minutes
Boiled milk - 1 cup
Nungu/Palm fruit - 3 nos
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder or rose essence - as needed
Wash and peel the skin of nungu/Ice apples.Chop them into pieces.Reserve a handful of nungu pieces for garnishing.
Grind the remaining to a smooth paste adding sugar.
Take the boiled milk at room temperature ( Milk should not be hot).Mix the ground nungu paste with the milk,cardamom powder and check for sweetness.Add more sugar if needed.
Refrigerate for an hour.Garnish with the chopped nungu pieces and serve chilled.
You can replace nungu with tender coconut pieces.
For variations,u can add rose milk essence in milk instead of cardamom powder.It will look colourful and tasty too.