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Sujatha Ratnala
20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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A healthy pudding like dessert prepared with rice flour and 'palagunda', a medicinal powder obtained from turmeric family like root. Known for its medicinal and cooling effect, this mild dessert is typically prepared in the summer season. Its marble like white texture has earned it the name PALAMUNJI just like TATIMUNJI or fruits of palm tree. In Oriya, it is known as 'Palu Kotta'.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Pala gunda Powder or Chunks - 1/2 glass
  2. sugar - 1/2 glass
  3. Milk - 1/2 litre
  4. coconut Grated - 1/2 glass
  5. Broken cashew Pieces - 10
  6. Elachi Powder - a pinch


  1. Dissolve and soak pala gunda for 10 minutes in sufficient water. The powder will settle down and the impurities will be floating atop. Gently drain off the water and dirt. Repeat this process again.
  2. In a milk vessel, boil the milk. Add grated coconut, elachi powder and sugar and optionally cashew pieces.
  3. Drain the excess water from palagunda.
  4. Like custard, slowly pour it into the milk vessel and stir continuously to avoid lumps. A semi thickened porridge will be formed.
  5. Switch off the flame after 5 minutes.
  6. Spread a damp cotton towel on the slab. With a small ladle, pour the porridge over the cloth into mini set dosa like dumplings. After all the porridge is done, close it with another cloth for ½ hour.

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