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Nungu Sharbhat / Ice-Apple cooler / Toddy Palm Cooler – Summer Recipes

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Recently during our trip to Kanyakumari, after a long walk and site seeing, we wanted to have something refreshing and thought of having soda, but the shopkeeper recommended us to have their nungu sharbhat.

Also do check out my Nungu Milkshake, Nungu Payasam (kheer) with Video, Nungu Crumble prepared by my son, Pistachios Nungu Mousse.

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Nungu Sharbhat / Ice-Apple cooler / Toddy Palm Cooler – Summer Recipes

Nungu Sharbhat is a natural coolant, which refreshes people during summer and also helps in digestion after a long day work. Also it’s very tasty and healthy to have, as nungu is a seasonal fruit and summer is about to go, give a try to this nungu sharbhat as soon as possible. I have prepared two versions of this sharbath both with soda/sparkling water and the regular one.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #173 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Ingredients:

  • Nungu (hard – 4 no’s, soft – 3 no’s) – 7 no’s
  • Nannari / Sarsaparilla Syrup – 5 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 3 tbsp
  • Sugar (optional) – 3 tsp
  • Sabja / Falooda seeds – 4 tbsp

Making of Nungu Sharbath / Ice-Apple cooler / Toddy palm cooler –

Preparation:

  • Soak falooda/sabja seeds in water for 20 mins.
  • Peel the hard nungu’s and grind it to fine paste by sprinkling little water.
  • Peel and finely chop the soft nungu’s to fine pieces and keep it aside for topping.
  • For regular version – Take a glass, add 2 to 3 tsps of nungu paste, pour 2 tbsp of nannari syrup, a tbsp of lemon juice and water. Mix it well, so that the nungu paste blends well with the juice, add a tbsp of soaked sabja / falooda seeds. Top it with finely chopped nungu pieces, refrigerate and serve chilled.
  • For Soda version – Take a glass, add 2 to 3 tsps of nungu paste, pour 2 tbsp of nannari syrup, a tbsp of lemon juice and sparkling water. Mix it well, so that the nungu paste blends well with the juice, add a tbsp of soaked sabja / falooda seeds. Top it with finely chopped nungu pieces and serve chilled.

 

Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer

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Payasam is a must in all tamil festival offerings and meals, may be a festival, family function. Usually I used to prepare a Tamil Vegetarian meals that I serve in Banana leaf for Tamil New Year, but this year thought of curating a special dish for Tamil New Year.

Here came the concept “Mukkani” in my mind, Mukkani means Tri-Fruit. In Tamil literature, Mukkani / Tri-Fruit refers to Mangoes, Jack fruit and Bananas. As these fruits are seasonal and available all together at this summer, thought of preparing a dessert with these fruits which resulted in my MUKKANI PAYASAM / TRI-FRUIT KHEER.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #167 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Mukkani Payasam is a rich, delicious, flavorful and heavenly dish that can be served as a dessert in meals or as an offering to God. Give a try, as these fruits will available only in this summer, don’t miss it…

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Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer

Ingredients:

  • Mango – ½ no
  • Jack Fruit – 3 nos
  • Banana – 1 no (big)
  • Milk – ½ litre (full fat milk)
  • Raw rice – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 5 nos

Making of Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer –

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop half the quantity of mango and banana, de-seed the jack fruit and grind these all together to a fine paste with a tbsp of milk.
  • Finely chop the leftover mangoes, banana and jack fruit (lengthwise) and keep it aside.
  • Grind the rice to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  • Boil the milk in heavy bottomed vessel, add the cardamom powder once the milk got boiled.
  • Add the coarsely ground rice to the milk and let it boil.
  • Cook in low flame until the rice boils completely and milk reduces to half the quantity.
  • Meanwhile heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter in a small kadai, roast the cashew nuts and raisins until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Remove it to a bowl.
  • Pour the leftover ghee/clarified butter to the same kadai, roast the finely chopped fruits (banana, jack fruit and mangoes) until they turn golden brown.
  • Once the rice is boiled, add sugar followed by the roasted cashew nuts and raisins along with the ghee/clarified butter, give a stir and cook in low flame for 2 mins.
  • Turn of the flame, add the roasted fruits, give a stir.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot or bring it to room temperature, refrigerate and serve chilled. Garnish with roasted fruits before you serve.

Nungu / Ice-Apple/ Thatti Nungu Crumble (3 versions) – Exotic Recipes

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Wednesday Calls for EXOTIC, last week it was Idiyappam Paya / Stringhoppers and Lamb Trotters I made for Exotic wednesday – give a try and CLICK HERE for that Link and today it’s going to be more exotic as – the recipe is a summer coolant and the main thing is my son HIRESH is preparing this dish NUNGU CRUMBLE for you.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #167 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Idiyappam Paya / StringHoppers and Lamb Trotters

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Already I have shared Nungu / Ice-Apple Crumble with Lemon juice and sugar, this year with Palm Jaggery sryup and Nannari Syrup. Give a try guys and beat the heat with the natural products. Let me share the recipe…

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Nungu / Ice-Apple Crumble

Ingredients:

  • Nungu / Ice-Apple – 15 nos
  • Palm Jaggery syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Nannari syrup – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 ½ tsp

Making of Nungu / Ice-Apple Crumble with 3 versions –

Preparation:

  • Peel all the nungu together, transfer it to a bowl, crumble them well with your hands.
  • Divide them to equal proportion in 3 bowls.
  • Add palm jaggery sryup along with 2 tsp of lemon juice, mix it well and serve chilled.
  • Add nannari syrup along with a tsp of lemon juice, mix it well and serve chilled.
  • Add the leftover lemon juice and sugar, mix it well and serve chilled.