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Paal Nungu

Paal Nungu

Paal is milk and Nungu is the fruit of the Palmyra Tree also called the ice apple. Nungu has lots and lots of health benefits. Nungu is rich in vitamins, iron, calcium and is a natural coolant for the body in the summer season.The Nungu fruit has the similar texture like the litchi fruit, and the taste is similar to the tender coconut. I learnt this recipe from my very good friend Maheshwari Gunasekar. Thanks Mahesh for sharing this recipe. A very easy recipe .


Milk – 1 litre

Cleaned, peeled and chopped nungu fruit – 1 cup

Sugar – 1/4 cup


Heat a thick bottomed big pan. Add the milk. Boil the milk. Once the milk starts to boil, sim the flame. When the milk is reduced to half, switch off the stove. Transfer the reduced milk to a big bowl. Cool well. Pour the milk in a jar. Chill it in the normal fridge compartment. Put the chopped nungu pieces in an airtight container. Chill it in the fridge in the normal fridge compartment. Chill both the milk and the chopped  nungu for 5 to 6 hours. Take out the milk and the chopped nungu and mix it well in a big dish.  Pour into glass jars and serve .

Chef’s Tips

1) Boil the milk on sim flame only. It should not discolour.

2) Serve the Paal Nungu in a glass jar or a glass tumbler with a spoon.

3) Enjoy the Paal Nungu with a spoon. TASTES YUMMY.