Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Jackfruitseed Podimas (Maami's Corner)

Locally called Chakkakuru podimas, is made during the summer months when jackfruit is in plenty. It is also teamed with drumstick & raw mango with or without prawns, to make tasty curries. Households dry & store this seed for use when not in season.

Jackfruit seeds: 500 g
Coconut grating: 1 cup
Green chilli: 6
Onion: 1 (chopped)
Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
Black gram dal/urad dal: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: few
Coconut oil: 2 tbsps
Salt to taste

Peel off the outer white skin of the jackfruit seed. Wash well & cook with ¼ tsp turmeric & salt in 2 cups water.
Drain off excess water, cool & coarsely crush the seeds. Keep aside.
Make a rough paste of coconut, green chilli & cumin seed & ¼ tsp turmeric powder.
Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add urad dal, onion, masala paste & curry leaves.
Sauté well & add the jackfruit seeds. Stir well till dry.
A good side dish for rice.

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