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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Belechekke (Medium Tender Raw Jackfruit) Kutu

Ingredients:
1/2 medium sized Medium Tender Raw Jackfruit / Belechekke
1/4 tsp Chilly powder
Grape sized Jaggary
Salt to taste
Small grape sized Tamarind
3 - 4 Red Chillies
Small piece of dried Turmeric / 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
3/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 - 11/4 cup grated Coconut
10 -15 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
4 - 5 flakes of Garlic
2 - 3 tsp Oil

Recipe:




Apply little oil on your hands and cut the jackfruit into two halves. Take one half and cut it into medium sized long pieces and remove the inner part of it as shown in the picture below.

Separate the jackfruits as shown in the picture below.

Cut each jackfruit into 4-5 long pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put them in water for about 10-15 mins.

Remove all unwanted things, separate the seeds and jackfruit as shown in the picture below.


Put the jackfruit seeds in a pressure cooker container. Add little amount of salt, water and pressure cook.(1-2 whistles)
Put jackfruits in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Add pinch of turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt, jaggary, little amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Once it is cooked, add cooked jackfruit seeds and mix them well.

Put red chillies, dried turmeric, 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Fry them in medium flame until they give nice aroma.

Put grated coconut, fried masala, cumin seeds, tamarind in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.) Add this ground masala to the vessel containing cooked jackfruit. Add required amount of salt, water and bring it to boil.
Remove outer cover of garlic flakes, mash them and add them to a pan. Add 2 tsp oil and fry them in medium flame for few minutes until they turn golden in color. Add mustard seeds and once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to Kutu. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice, rottis, chapathis.