Friday, April 24, 2009

Bonda Juice...!!

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confused by the name!!!

Yes you all read it correct,it is called Bonda juice as it is made up of tender coconut which is also called kobbari bondam(in telugu)/bonda(in tulu,mangalore local language)/elneeru(in kannada) in various regions(these are the only names i know,if you know any other name plz tell me).I had this only once so far but I still remember the taste of it.Almost three years back our entire family about 24 of us went for a vacation to several places in karnataka like Mangalore,Udipi,Hornadu and many others.My cousin who is a great food freak introduced us to various Mangalore delicacies like Mangalore special churmuri,neer dosa,mangalore buns n lots n lots of other breakfast dishes(i dont remember most of the names now) and also to this juice from his favorite small juice haunt in Mangalore.First time when we heard the name we all laughed but the taste was so good that did not realize the no of glasses we consumed. Imagine what 24 thirsty people must have potentially done to the stock of juice, the juice bar had. Yes!, we emptied the complete stock that they had.Believe me it was so good.

Now coming back to the juice,summer is extremely hot and humid here in Mumbai and to beat the heat we started drinking tender coconuts daily.I wanted to recreate the wonder which we had some years back,so assuming the ingredients in that juice I gave a try to make this juice where the outcome was equally good but some wonders are better not to be recreated the same.

These are the pics of tender coconut which i had two years back in singapore.I really liked the way they have carved the coconut..





Ingredients:
1 Tender coconut(select the one with thin malai)
tender Malai from the tender coconut(dont use it if it is hard)
2 tbsp sugar


Method:
Blend Malai,sugar and coconut water in a mixie.Do not blend for long,leave the bite size coconut pieces to remain in the juice and cool the juice completely before serving.

serve it cold.

Note: you can add finely chopped or crushed mint to it.

I am sending this to Refreshing Drink-RD for Summer Event at chandrabhaga


and 15 Minute Cooking hosted by Mahimaa.

39 comments:

Lavanya said...

yeah i am confused by looking @ your tag..but we call it as kobbari bondaam only..we used to drink that water but juice with malai is new to me..I love younger bondam malai..i just eat that with spoon..i am craving for it now :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely drink. and new to me. thanks for sending it to my event dear...

Priya Sriram said...

Thats a new variety juice... never heard of it before!! :D I love it!

vidhas said...

Really confused by the name Prathiba LOL . Really it is awesome drink.

Lavanya said...

I have updated my post with tulip pics..check it :)

Prathibha said...

@Mahima...This is just a beginning for your event dear, there are lots more to come..ha ha..:)

@Lavanya in andhra it is called kobbari bondam, and do u remember that movie of rajendra prasad??

@priya,vidhas, thank you guys for the quick comments..

Lavanya said...

hi prathiba..check pics here http://www.flickr.com/kharigopal
I am from Hyderabad dear :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

its a different one...nice entry

Varunavi said...

Even i got confused by the post name,even i love tender coconut juice:)
Nice recipe...

Prathibha said...

@varunavi ..ha ha, that was the same confusion i had when i heard of it...

@shama thank you

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow thats a nice name, I never new about the name until I read about it... Its fun and a delight to have tender coconut water with the malai... Nice one...

Ushanandini said...

I love the name of the juice,we used to eat the tender malai.Nice entry!

Prathibha said...

Thank you ramya and usha

Asha said...

Hahaha!! I knew what you meant by Bonda! I lived in Bantwal for few years, so I am familiar with both this Bonda and Mysore Bonda!;D

Oh, how I miss Elaneeru, looks yummy P. Great entry.

AnuSriram said...

That's indeed refreshing.. Thanks for sending it for my event!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Lovely drink, must be very refreshing indeed, coconut malai and coconut juice blended...love it :)

Vrinda said...

perfect drink for summer..healthy and refreshing..its our fav Ilaneer...

Vishali said...

Thats one nice and healthy juice Pratibha. Good for cooling :).

Pooja said...

Thinking of mysore bonda after seeing in my reader..so its kobbari bondam..A healthy and perfect drink for summer..Making juice sounds new to me..Looks refreshing prathibha..

Prathibha said...

Thank you asha,Gita,vrinda,vishali,pooja.

Thank you anu for accepting this entry.

Ashwini said...

Ha I knew that it was this bonda not the fried one..Love this..Badly need this for the heat here. Slurp.

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely juice Prathibha....refreshing treat for summer....i love tender coconut.

Prathibha said...

ha ha ashwini, but i did not know this until i had it..:)..It is very much essential to beat the summers.!!

@Thank you deepa

Pavithra said...

Refreshing treat for summer... Nice entry for the event

Prathibha said...

thank you pavitra..

Divya Vikram said...

Perfect for this summer! And you brownies look sinfully delicious!

Madhumathi said...

I was also confused by the name..But I have drunk this juice many times in a juice shop ,near our college.But they call it as 'Karrukai Panam'..I love it so much!

Uma said...

Ha ha ha! Love the name! And who can say no to such a delicious natural drink! So refreshing and cool for summer! Great entry Prathibha! :)

Food said...

omg tht is so yummy. i cud never think of tht. i wish coconut was abundant here!!

Prathibha said...

Thanks Divya,Madhu,Uma,food..

Bharti said...

I love coconut anything! Sound lovely and refreshing.

Sujatha said...

thats a nice choice of title! :)

Very simple and refreshing drink.. good one!

Pavithra Kodical said...

I love bonda..We wont get fresh bonda here in US.And canned ones dont taste good.You lucky girl.

Prathibha said...

Thank you Bharti,sujatha,pavithra.

Vibaas said...

i thought u were crazy to make juice out of bonda..hehe. We call it ilaneer in tamil. this juice looks yum! Slurp!

Prathibha said...

He he...even i was confused by that name dear..

Premyscakes said...

Hi Prathiba, Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.
U too have a lovely blog with great posts. would love to go through it.
cheers.

Prathibha said...

Thanks premy for your lovely words..

Anonymous said...

Try this avocado shake
one tender coconut with 1/2 the cream. add 5 dates (good quality) and 1/2 a avocado. Blend well. Chill and drink

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