Friday, April 24, 2009
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..
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
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.