Nungu (நுங்கு) Recipes / Ice Apple / Palm Fruit

Nungu / Palm fruit is one of the natures summer gift. These tender palm fruits are natural body coolants and a rich natural source of Vitamins and Iron. Made these quick Coolants with Ice apple as main ingredients for Summer Special Series on DTNEXT News Paper, recipes follow.

NUNGU / PALM FRUIT ROSE MILK

Ingredients:
Chilled milk - 2 cups
Nungu - 5 nos, skin peeled
Rose milk essence - 2 tbsp
Sugar - Not required, if needed add a tsp

How to make:
In a bowl add milk, rose essence and stir well. 
Add the cleaned and chopped palm fruit / nungu to the bowl.
Mix well and serve cold.

NUNGU / PAM FRUIT NANNARI SHARBAT

Ingredients:
Nungu - 4 nos (cleaned and chopped)
Nannari syrup - 2 tbsp 
Sabja seeds - 2 tbsp (soaked overnight)
Chilled Water - 1 cup
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Mint leaves -  few, torn

How to make:
In a tall pitcher add the chopped nungu, nannari syrup, sabja seeds, lime juice, mint leaves stir them well. 
Add ice cubes and serve them chilled.

NUNGU / PALM FRUIT COCONUT POPSICLES

Ingredients:
1 cup - Palm fruit 
1/4 cup - Palm fruit (chopped)
100 ml - Condensed Milk
200 ml - Coconut Milk (store bought)
¼ tsp - Vanilla essence

How to make:
Puree the palm fruit and keep aside. In another bowl add condensed milk, coconut milk, vanilla essence add the palm fruit puree and mix well. 
Add chopped palm fruits in each of the moulds, pour the mixture, close with the pospicle lid and allow to freeze over night.
Show the moulds under running water remove the popsilcles and relish it right away.

NUNGU / PALM FRUIT ALMOND MILKSHAKE
Ingredients:
Nungu - 5 pieces (chopped)
1/2 cup - Almonds (soaked overnight)
Honey - 2 tbsp
1/2 tsp - Vanilla essence


How to make:
In a blender add almonds and squeeze milk out ot it. Add palm fruits to the blender, almond milk, vanilla essence, honey and blend until smooth.
Pour into individual servings add chopped palm fruits and almonds on top and serve.

NUNGU / PALM FRUIT BANANA NICECREAM BREAKFAST BOWL
Ingredients:
Nungu - 5 pieces (chopped)
Banana - 2 nos (chopped)
Granola / Mueseli - 1/2 cup
Chia seeds - 1 tbsp
Flax meal - 1 tsp
Banana slices
Mango cubes
Pomegranate Kernels
Palm fruit pieces
Almonds, Raisins, Cashews

How to make:
Add chopped banana and palm fruits in a freezer bag and freeze them overnight. Next day place the frozen banana and palm fruit pieces in a blender and make them into smooth paste by adding a tbsp of milk or almond milk.

Transfer the nicecream to the bowl. Layer it with granola, banana, mango, pomegranate, palm fruit, chia seeds, flax meal, nuts and raisins.



Comments

KParthasarathi said…
Never knew nungu can be transformed into so many delectable forms. Only two days back had a few nungus after peeling the skin but did not enjoy much.Will ask my daughter to try out the varieties you have given.Thank you
SG said…
Thanks for these tasty recipes.