Ice apples or tadgolas are available across coastal regions of India during summer. The fleshy and juicy fruit of the sugar palm tree is probably the only thing you need to eat on a hot sunny summer afternoon.
Mother Nature has its own ways of protecting us from harsh climatic conditions. It is a great way of beating the heat.
Tadgola is translucent and pale white in colour. The fruit is called tadgola in Marathi and Hindi.
The fruit acts like a natural coolant and helps in maintaining the body temperature during summers. The benefits of tadgola make it a perfect thirst quencher during the hottest months.
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 5 minutes
Serves : 1
Ingredients to make Tadgola Cooler
Tadgola/Ice Apple peeled 2
Lime juice 2 tsp
Sugar syrup 2-3 tsp
Soda 150 ml
Mint springs 2
Salt a pinch
Chat masala to coat glass rim
Ice to top
Process to make tadgola cooler :
- Peel the tadgolas and blend them to make a puree.
- Add this to a cocktail shaker with lime juice, sugar syrup, mint leaves and top it with ice and soda.
- Shake well
- Dip the rim of glass in lime juice. Coat it with chat masala.
- serve chilled garnished with lime and mint leaf.
My Tip :
Consume it as soon as you make it. Don’t keep in the fridge