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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Asian Palmyra Palm (Toddy Palm)

Asian Palmyra Palm (Toddy Palm)Have you tried this fruit? I am sure you have seen it atleast if not eaten it... I didn't know the name of this, which Rajesh and Anand prompty updated me through comments. Thanks to them.

Add a comment to tell us what this fruit is called in your local language.. ( ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ- at least ಕರಾವಳಿ

ಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಹನೆ ಬೊ೦ಡ ಅ೦ತ ಕರೀತಾರೆ, if I
am not mistaken (ಹನೆ- ಮರದ ಹೆಸರು,
ಬೊ೦ಡ- ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಎಳನೀರಿನ೦ತೆ ಇರುವುದರಿ೦ದ))

Not sure if anyone makes juice out of it... Haven't seen any juice shops experimenting that, though I am sure this thing makes a good juice..

In my childhood I remember getting 3 fruits (3 fruits * 3 pieces) for Re 1.. Currently they are being sold at around Rs 4-5 per fruit (3 pieces)...
Asian Palmyra Palm (Toddy Palm)Below photo shows the tree on which this fruit grows... A kind of palm tree...

Asian Palmyra Palm (Toddy Palm) TreeMay 2009 update: This is getting expensive- was costing Rs 5 an year back for a unit (3 eyes), now costs Rs 10 in Bengaluru. In Chennai 5 eyes (about 2 units) cost Rs 10 currently

12 comments :

Rajesh Kumar said...

Have you heard Toddy?

Anand Gadiyar said...

The Brits call it Ice-Apple.

It's the fruit of the Asian Palmyra Palm, also known as the Toddy Palm. Got it by going to the Wikipedia entry on Palm Trees. Here is a direct link.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Rajesh and Anand for quick reply and updating me with the name.

I'll update the post with links and credit

Nithin said...

I hear some hawkers selling it on the street and they call it Thati ningu....

Shrinidhi Hande said...

NIthin,

In which city? Is that term Tamil or Telugu or some other language?

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Wikipedia link shared by Anand says it is called Nungu in Tamil...

I guess it must be thati nungu then..

Ghurram said...

taati munje in telugu

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Ghurram

chinthana said...

"Asian Palmyra Palm (Toddy Palm)" is known as TaaLe (TaaLi) mara and fruit is known as TaaLe (TaaLi) bonda in southern area of Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks for sharing that info... I somehow couldn't recall that name while writing this post.

Anonymous said...

In Marathi, its called as "taaDagoLe"
- Yeshwant

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Yeshwant