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Palooda / Paalooda ~ Malabar Special Iftar Drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour can use aatta as well
  • 500 ml milk
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar to taste
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 10-15 raisins
  • 2 shallots, sliced optional


  • Add one cup water to the all purpose flour in a bowl, whisk and allow it to soak for 15 minutes. Discard the water from the top and retain the soaked flour.
  • In a large saucepan, warm the milk. Add the sugar and the flour mixture along with the sliced shallots, cardamom and salt and give it a good whisk.
  • Cook on low flame, stirring occassionally till the mixture thickens.
  • Add the coconut milk and stir. Switch off.
  • Fry the cashews, raisins and shallots, if using, in hot ghee till done. Add to the drink and enjoy warm.