Tal er kheer

    This is a sweet dish made from palm fruit. This fruit is one of the most popular fruits for Bengalis, and is used to make desserts. Try it out!


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 1 ripe tal (palm fruit)
    • 1 kg of liquid milk
    • 2 cups of sugar
    • 1/2 cup of grated coconut
    • 2 cardamoms
    • 2 cinnamon sticks


    1. Peel the tal fruit open. There will be a few kernels. Mix the kernels with water and squeeze out the extract. Set aside the extract.
    2. Heat the milk in a pot until it thickens.
    3. Pour the tal extract and add the sugar. Stir steadily and add the grated coconut.
    4. Add the cardamoms and cinnamon sticks.
    5. Stir continuously and cook for 1 hour.
    6. By now the tal-milk mixture should thicken and the distinct and flavorful smell of tal should be released.
    7. Pour the thickened mixture on a serving dish or tray. Cool in a freezer.

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