Monday, May 21, 2012

Thati Nungu Payasam | Easy Tadgola(Palm fruit) Dessert - EASY SUMMER DESSERT

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As a kid, I always looked forward to the summer vacations, as that was the time to meet up my cousins and have lots of fun.Summer vacations are also associated with lots of memories for me.The usual number would be 25-30 of us who gathered at our granny's place in bangarpet and if the number exceeded 60 , we used to meet at my dad's ancestral house. It was a large gathering every summer an hence the fun element was even larger.While we kids are busy playing,watching movies and finishing our summer assignments, the adults(the ladies of the family) used to be busy in the kitchen cooking various varieties .In summers our place used to be flooded with bags of mangoes and buckets of tadgola fruits and one room would be dedicated for the mangoes to ripen.It is just impossible to resist the temptation, when some one passes that room given the sweet aroma of the ripening mangoes.It used to be fun to chose one's own fruit every day and we all cousins used to sit together and enjoy the king of fruits messing up our hands.
Apart from mangoes, Tadgola is another fruit which we enjoy in the summer.Tadgola or Toddy Palm fruit is called 'Nungulu' or 'Munjalu' in Telugu and it is a natural body coolant and is quite good for summers.While those skins are peeled, we kids used to pick the tender tadgola fruit and pop them into our mouth leaving the hard ones aside.If the tadgola fruit is very hard it gets used in this quick and easy dessert.As the mangoes are also available in this season, generally it is paired with tadgola so that it can be served to such a large group.

Thati Nungu Payasam | Palm Fruit Dessert:
(Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:
500 ml Whole Milk
7-8 Tadgolas(Nungulu)
10-12 Almonds,soaked for 1 hr
3-4 tbsp Sugar
few strands of saffron(for garnish)
Method:
  • Soak almonds in water for an hour or two and peel off the skin.Grind it to a paste using some milk.

  • Boil milk and simmer it for a while to become thick until the milk reduces to half the volume for approx 15 mins.
  • Add ground almond paste and sugar to it and stir continuously and boil on low flame for 2-3 mins.Check for the sweetness,if required add extra tbsp of sugar to it.Cool it until it comes to room temperature.

  • Peel off the skin of tadgolas and cut into small pieces and keep them aside.
  • Mix the chopped tadgolas with cooled milk mixture and refrigerate for 2-3 hrs before serving.
Garnish with saffron and serve it chilled.

Variations:
  1. You can play with the flavors and add cardamom powder to the milk mixture.
  2. You can make the dessert rich by adding condensed milk instead of sugar.
  3. Add a couple of tbsps of fresh cream just before serving to make the dessert rich.
  4. You can make Badam milk using MTR badam milk mixture and add chopped tadgola to it for a quick and east version.

Mango-Tadgola Dessert | Mamidipandu-Nungu Payasam:

Ingredients:
recipe ingredients same as above
1 ripen Mango,finely chopped

Method:

  • Just follow the above procedure for tadgola dessert and add finely chopped ripen mango(preferably alphonsos) to it along with tadgola fruit.Adjust the sweetness according to your taste buds.

32 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

looks so cooling and comforting for the heat! and i have the same serving bowls :)

Sravs said...

Super wonderful and lovely payasam !!

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Gayathri NG said...

Wow looks so tempting palm fruit in cute serving glass bowls, i miss this fruit here n i am drooling here...

Smitha said...

thati munjulu tho payasam! soo yummy! daantlo mango..inka yummy! i miss this fruit so much1

Sudha Sabarish said...

Always love these palm fruit desserts.

Akila said...

Wow what a yummilious dessert.... Want to finish off it.... Beautiful clicks n like the bowls....

jeyashrisuresh said...

Nungus are my fav and i always have eaten this as it is.This method sounds quite well

anusha praveen said...

loving that combination of nungu and mangoes... but i wonder how you can resist popping the nungus into your mouth..while you make these delicious concotions

Priya said...

Wish to grab and have that mango nungu payasam, wat a delightful desserts.

Divya Kudua said...

Love the pics,the bowl and the refreshing and cooling payasam:)

Priti said...

U wont believe past one week I was thinking abt this .....looks so gud n tempting ...nice pics

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Both the variations of the payasam look very delicious...I love palm fruit, but can't find them very easily everywhere.

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chitraj.hegde said...

omg..this is heavenly looking dessert....but I dont know what is tadgola never seen it..but looking nice really..

Sonia said...

Hi There,
Wow...this dessert is looking so Appetizing. A very well made post with beautiful pictures. I can't wait to try it on my island. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

Srimathi said...

I love nongu a lot. I had no clue that it can be used in a payasam. Awesome.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely dessert looks fantastic.

Spice up the Curry said...

wonderful and delicious dessert recipe.

Laavanya said...

That looks awesome... nongu is one of my favorite fruits and i used to particularly like the chewy hard ones more than the soft ones :)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks so tempting,my favorite...its been ages I had this one as we don't get nongu here...lovely clicks.

Nagashree said...

Yum! I have only had the fruits during summer, payasa is new to me. Looks so inviting with mango especially. Good one Prathibha!

Treat and Trick said...

How fun to be together as one big family! Creamy and delicious treat!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious dear...missing palm fruit..

Lubna Karim said...

Wow...that's an luscious dessert recipe....i don't know whether i can wait till i make dessert with them...i may gulp all of them before making it....hehehehe

Pavithra Elangovan said...

My all time fav...looks yumm

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Swathi Iyer said...

Nungu payasam looks delicious. Miss them here.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i love that white fruit! oh it is so yum... Cant even remember the name, but can remember the taste, its so good...
lovely payasam with it...

Rupa said...

I miss Tadgole's . Prathibha,everything looks good.

Rupa said...

I miss Tadgole's . Prathibha,everything looks good.

radha said...

My mom would cut the munjal and then add some cream to it. If it was not sweet a little powdered sugar. And it would be kept in the fridge in the prettiest dessert bowls for us to devour when we would come from school. I miss the days and I miss my mother. This post brought back a lot of memories.

Sowmya Naidu said...

hi..thanks for sharing this recipe..cameout really well..

tonymanuel said...

mouth watering dessert i really want to make this dish and have, but no ningu :( here.

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