Toddy Palm Fruit recipe | Asian palmyra palm Fruit Juice Recipe | Sweet Dishes From Ripe Palm Fruit

Toddy Palm Fruit recipe Asian palmyra palm Fruit Juice Sweet Dishes From Ripe Palm Fruit

Borassus flabellifer, the Asian palmyra palm, toddy palm, or sugar palm, is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, including Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is reportedly naturalized in Pakistan, Socotra, and parts of China.

The conventional way this fruit is eaten is when the outer casing is still unripe while the seeds are eaten as the fruit. But if the entire fruit is left to ripen, the fibrous outer layer of the palm fruits can also be eaten raw, boiled, or roasted. When this happens, the fruit takes a purple-blackish hue and tastes similar to a Mango. The skin is also eaten as part of the fruit similar to how mango skins are often consumed along with the fruit. Bengali People have perfected the art of making various sweet dishes with the yellowish viscous fluidic substance obtained from a ripe palm fruit. These include Mustard oil fried Taler Bora,tastes best when fried in Sunflower oil (তালের বড়া), or mixed with thickened milk to form Taal-kheer (তাল ক্ষীর).

The Borassus flabellifer plant and fruit is known as Nungu(நுங்கு) in Tamil, Taati Munjalu (తాటి ముంజలు) in Telugu, Taale Hannu or Taale ningu(ತಾಳೆ ಹಣ್ಣು / ತಾಳೆ ನಿಂಗು) in Kannada, Tal gaha (තල් ගහ) in Sinhala, Tala in Oriya, Tnaot (Khmer: ត្នោត) in Khmer, Thốt Nốt in Vietnamese, Luntar in Bahasa Sūg (Tausug), Tari in Hindi, Tal (তাল) in Bengali, Pana Nangu(ml:പനം നൊങ്ക്)in Malayalam, Munjal in Urdu, Lontar in Indonesian, Siwalan in Javanese, Ta’al in Madurese, Tan (th:ตาล) in Thai, Akadiru by the East Timorese, Tao in Divehi, Tadfali (pronunciation variations are Tad-fali or Taadfali) in Gujarati, Targula in Konkani, Tadgola (ताडगोळा) in Marathi, Myanmar, Htan Bin , and sometimes Ice-apple in British English especially by the immigrants living in India. The fruit measures 4 to 7 inches in diameter, has a black husk, and is borne in clusters. The top portion of the fruit must be cut off to reveal the sweet jelly seed sockets, translucent pale-white, similar to that of the lychee but with a milder flavor and no pit. The sweet jelly seed sockets occur in combinations of two, three or four seeds inside the fruit. The jelly part of the fruit is covered with a thin, yellowish-brown skin. These are known to contain watery fluid inside the fleshy white body. These seed sockets have been the inspiration behind certain sweets Sandesh called Jalbhara (জলভরা) found in Bengal.


shyamalima borah says:

i eat that in my childhood…

Daisy C. John says:

My god so much unhygienic. i think, taste was good. but so awkward to watch

Baba Lye says:

this is tal penatu. helt. sri lankan people make this north side very very yame

changmin oppa says:

Too much flies

May Estorque-Vailoces says:

the flies… distracted me

sairam tummala says:


Sherly Agustina says:

omg what thid

Fatima chin quirino says:

lighting a candle and putting it in the center will prevent flies from coming.sounds ridiculous but it’s fool proof.we do it in the Philippines.promise it works.

Baba Lye says:

very nice

goodgyal good says:

I just hate seeing the flies

mukesh pawar says:

yukkk Flies on the recipe

TIMFO inc. says:

They came from Nile River. Same methods but using fruits. We only were introduced of Palm oil but this fruit is real ones. Avoid waste.!!

Ladyshyye Bryant says:

oooh wish we had Those+in Florida. I bet it will grow here too. we have coconuts.

nonrepublicrat says:

this recipe sure does attract the filthy disgusting shit flies.  gross!!

mharjohn dilla says:

i like eating flies..but i never it flies haha


everybody who ever wants to make this dish I found there secret recipe is the Flies

AdoptABlackCat says:

Flies are so friggin annoying. What are flies good for?

angel b. samonte says:

im curious bout the taste 🙂

M Talukdar says:

This is very a nutritious fruit and very difficult to prepare. Flies are attracted to ripe palm fruit (and some other fruit like jack fruit) like magnet. It is almost impossible to keep the flies away from the ripe palm or jack fruit — it has a sweet flavor. I do not think these people have any choice in this matter. I appreciate their skill and hard work – thanks a lot for showing us. I learnt something new.

Udhayakumar Sivaji says:

what flour they have added?

Zahida S says:

hamare yaha use tal bolte hainye bohut tasty hota hai,fly is me hota hain but thanks for the recipe ye
mujhe mere bachpan yaad dala di thanks

Black Diamond says:

Where’s my Africans? We call this snake food. We eat it and spit out the hair things.

nimbocumulus R says:

flies hover around…………………

Haseeb Haqqani says:

What’s this

Aravind Sai says:

Some idiots are commenting about flies, they need to understand its a tropical country and it is natural to have flies.Besides they are doing it outdoors and fruit contains sugar,so naturally flies will be attracted to it.,how do you get rid of all the flies in outdoors drop a Agent orange pesticide or a big fly killer bomb from plane?
You can get rid of flies indoors,not outdoors.

inder singh says:

ye kya aamrash tha mam

M Suharika Reddy says:

Lots of effort looks great don’t bodher abt the comments people does those things when they can’t afford them

youtube videos says:

I like soo much I think about my village my favorite panankkaappaniyaram

Giri G says:


rana moti says:

Khachra 2 m fly

Anisa Nabi says:

more flies more tasty. o my flies.

Sinetch Itey says:

They don’t even bother to fan the flies. I think its normal to them, they like flies. :/

Fatima Imran says:

I do remember this fruit I was in India so yummy

Galuh intan says:

yuck a lots of flies around

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