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.
Palm fruit is a very delicious jelly like fruit which is highly nutritious too.
They are se (Read more...) 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 :)
Palm fruit cardamom delight
Palm fruit (Nungu)
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 :)
Kesar Badam Nungu
Saffron strands(Kunguma poo)
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.
You can use the ready made kesar badam mix to make the base.
Use condensed milk to make a thicker and richer dessert.
Palm fruit rose milk
Rose milk syrup or essence
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 :)
Palm fruit and mango salad
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 :)
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.
Written by: Nithya
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