Bonda lime is a popular and special drink in Mangalore,This drink is served as a welcome drink in many occasions. Bonda lime is prepared with tender coconut, lemon juice and sugar, this drink gets a great taste when the flesh (tender coconut thin pulp inside) is chopped finely and mixed with juice, It is cool, refreshing and a healthy drink, a perfect drink to have it in hot summer. Tender coconut is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Do try and Enjoy this healthy drink for this summer.
Juice of tender coconut (Bonda/elaneeru) – 1 liter
Lemon juice – 1 tbs
Sugar – Adjust to your taste
Tender coconut flesh – 1 cup chopped
1. Pour out the tender coconut water and scrap out the flesh (malai) into a vessel. Shred the coconut flesh about 2 – 3 tbs, if it is thick , mix it along with the water, add sugar, lemon juice stir until sugar dissolves completely. Or Combine 2 – 3 tbs of coconut flesh, sugar and Tender coconut water into a processor. Blend it.
2. Add fresh lemon juice (adjust to your taste) stir properly.
3. Finally add roughly chopped tender coconut flesh (malai), Refrigerate it for at least 1 hr
4. Serve into glasses, use a lemon wedge to decorate the serving glass and Enjoy chilled Bonda lime or Bonda sharbath
Tender coconut is popularly called as Bonda in Mangaluru Karnataka. It is a popular and special drink throughout the year.