Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade) | How to make Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)

By Sia Krishna  |  12th May 2016  |  
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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.

Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)

Ingredients to make Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)

  • Juice from 2 large Tender coconuts, chilled in refrigerator for 2 hours
  • 1/2 cup Malai/Tender coconut Flesh, roughly cut into small pieces
  • 1/2-1 cup Chilled water (Optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp sugar (I have used brown palm sugar. Adjust as per taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp or 1 small Lime/lemon Juice (Adjust as per taste)
  • A pinch of Green cardamom Powder (Optional)
  • A pinch of salt

How to make Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade)

  1. Add lemon/lime juice, salt and sugar in chilled water and stir them well until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add tender coconut juice and cardamom powder and mix them well. Add more sugar if needed.
  3. Serve this refreshing chilled Bonda Sharbat or Tender Coconut Lemonade and enjoy!

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.

Reviews for Bonda Sherbat (Tender Coconut Lemonade) (2)

Taskeen Farook Memon4 years ago

wat is brown palm sugar?Is it jaggery or brown sugar plz reply

Evelyn Shilpa4 years ago

So refreshing!

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