Nongu Paal (Palm Fruit Drink)

Nongu is nothing but palm fruit which is something similar to jelly like consistency. The abundant water content in the fruit soothes and cools your body. This is found mostly dry dessert areas.
You can read more about palm fruit from here

Special Instructions: Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes( Chilling time for 3 to 4 hours)
Serves 4

Milk- 1/2 litre
Sugar or honey- according to your taste you can add to sweeten the milk
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
Rose water- 1/2 tsp
Palm fruit- 10
Pomegranate seeds- 1 tbsp( optional)
Rose- 1 ( optional)


Boil the milk along with cardamom powder and let it cool down completely. Peel the palm fruit. Blend 5 of the fruit in a blender and chop the remaining into small pieces. Add the pureed and chopped palm fruit, sugar or honey, rose water to the cooled milk and mix well until the sugar dissolves.
Pour the milk in a container and place it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. Just before serving add some ice cubes and top it with pomegranate seeds and rose petals.
If you are not a big fan of pomegranate seeds and rose petals, you can omit it. It taste absolutely perfect just on it’s own.

I haven’t mentioned the amount of sugar or honey, since different people use different amount of sweetness, you can vary it according to your taste

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