Nungu Payasam Recipe - Ice Apple/ Tender Palm Fruit Payasam

Nungu Payasam is a delicious dessert made with Palm fruit also known as Ice Apple and as Nungu In South India. It is good to eat in summers and can be served as a dessert after your everyday meals.

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Nungu Payasam Recipe - Ice Apple/ Tender Palm Fruit Payasam
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Nungu or Palm Fruit also known as Ice Apple is available in plenty in summer. Consuming Nungu gives an excellent coolant effect and therefore you can try this delicious Nungu Payasam Recipe for your dessert. You can also make this on festivals or any other special occasion. 

Serve Nungu Payasam as a dessert after your simple South Indian meal of Keerai Sambar, Chow Chow Thoran, Steamed Rice, Elai Vadam and Masala Chaas

If you like this Nungu Payasam recipe, you can also try other Payasam recipes such as

  1. Mango Payasam Recipe
  2. Kuzhal Payasam Recipe
  3. Paruppu Payasam Recipe

Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

60 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

90 M


4 Servings


  • 10 Palm Fruit , peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Condensed Milk
  • 1 liter Milk
  • 10 Whole cashews
  • 10 Badam (Almond) , soaked and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • Rose Petals , as required, for garnishing

How to make Nungu Payasam Recipe - Ice Apple/ Tender Palm Fruit Payasam

  1. To begin making the Nungu Payasam recipe, firsty chop half of the palm fruit/nungu in small pieces and refrigerate them for an hour.

  2. Soak cashews and almonds for about an hour in warm water and grind to a smooth paste using a mixer grinder.

  3. Add milk in a saucepan and let it boil. Once it comes to boil, add cashew almond paste into it and mix everything properly. 

  4. Boil the milk for 5 minutes, add the condensed milk and boil on low heat for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and allow it to cool till it reaches room temperature.

  5. Add the chopped nongu and cardamom powder into add to the milk mixture. Refrigerate the Nungu Payasam recipe for a couple of hours and serve chilled.

  6. Before serving the Nungu Payasam garnish with rose petals and serve chilled.

  7. Serve Nungu Payasam as a dessert after your simple South Indian meal of Keerai SambarChow Chow ThoranSteamed RiceElai Vadam and Masala Chaas.

Choosing tender pieces of nungu / palm fruit is a must.

Nungu Payasam Recipe - Ice Apple/ Tender Palm Fruit Payasam is part of the Mother's Day Recipe Contest 2018

Last Modified On Wednesday, 02 May 2018 17:53
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