Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade) | How to make Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)
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About Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade) Recipe
Bonda (pronounced as bonn-Da) is a local name for tender coconut in Udupi-Mangalore. This is one of the best and most refreshing thirst quencher with many health benefits. With high potassium and mineral contents, it makes the perfect re-hydrating drink for hot summer days. Unlike aerated drinks, the tender coconut juice is fat free and very refreshing and is safe for even the most sensitive tummies! In spite of our love for this healthy drink, we Mangaloreans do sometimes get tired of drinking it every day in a land of coconuts and as a solution, we have come up with this Bonda Sharbat, tender coconut lemonade! It’s a very simple thing to put together and makes a perfect drink to serve for summer birthday parties for kids and adults alike.
Ingredients to make Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)
- Juice from 2 large Tender , chilled in refrigerator for 2 hours
- 1/2 cup Malai/Tender Flesh, roughly cut into small pieces
- 1/2-1 cup Chilled (Optional)
- 2-4 tbsp (I have used brown palm . Adjust as per taste)
- 2-3 tbsp or 1 small Lime/ Juice (Adjust as per taste)
- A pinch of Green Powder (Optional)
- A pinch of
How to make Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)
My Tip:You can replace cardamom powder with a pinch of saffron for different flavour. You can also add a tbsp of sweet basil seeds soaked in water for about 10 mins. Adjust the amount of sugar and lime juice as per taste.